NBA playoffs Saturday recap: T’wolves pull even with Grizzlies; Celtics go up 3-0 on Nets
The 2022 NBA playoffs are offering up another appetizing slate of games Saturday.
The big news was that Luka Doncic made his 2022 playoff debut for the Dallas Mavericks, but the Utah Jazz won the game, 100-99. Rudy Gobert had 17 points, 10 rebounds and scored the game-winning basket to help the Jazz even the series, 2-2. In the other early game, Pascal Siakam dropped a playoff career-high 34 points, helping the Toronto Raptors to a 110-102 Game 4 win over the Philadelphia 76ers to avoid a sweep. Philadelphia still leads the series 3-1.
No team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit to win an NBA playoff series. Speaking of 3-0 deficits, the Nets find themselves on the verge of being swept after losing Game 3 to the Boston Celtics in Brooklyn. Jayson Tatum dropped 39 points, while Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving finished with 16 points each.
In the nightcap, the Timberwolves bounced back after coughing up a big lead in Game 3 and edged the Grizzlies 119-118 to send the series back to Memphis tied 2-2.