14 points, first win: National player Maxi Kleber has achieved a very important success with the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA playoffs.
The Texans defeated the Phoenix Suns in the third quarterfinal game, also thanks to a good performance by Kleber, with 103:94 and after two defeats they reduced the opening lead to 1:2. Four wins are necessary to advance to the Conference Finals. Game four of the series airs Sunday night.
Kleber showed a strong performance in his 33 minutes of action, sank two threes and ended up with 14 points. He also grabbed three rebounds and contributed four assists. Jalen Brunson advanced to the Mavs’ best pitchers with 28 points and Luka Doncic with 26. The Suns, who had the best team in the main round, only had superstar Chris Paul on 12 points.
In the second game of the evening, the Philadelphia 76ers won against the Miami Heat 99:79 and also reduced to 1:2. Joel Embiid, who was absent due to a concussion and an orbital fracture, celebrated his return to the floor. The star center, who wore a mask, had 18 points and 11 rebounds.