Doncic, Anteto, Tatum and two seventh matches

Tonight the NBA will celebrate the two most anticipated words among its fans twice. Two seventh games to everything and nothing will close the conference semifinals to make way for the round prior to the NBA Finals between the four best teams of the season in the American league. . . . The Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks they will seek the appointment against the Miami Heat, conference finalists in the East; the Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks they will do the same in the West, where the Golden State Warriors await.

Boston and Phoenix start with a not insignificant advantage at this point in the season, home field advantage. Of the 142 seventh games that have been in league history the teams that played at home have taken the victory definitive by 76.8% of the occasions. The defending champions, through the impetus of their star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, will try to give the bell in a tied tie in which the visiting team has won the last three games.

Boston Celtics – Milwaukee Bucks (21:30h, Vamos M+)

The historical numbers of Jayson Tatum (46) and Anteto (44) in the sixth game anticipate another duel of titans for the seventh in Boston. The formula of the current champions goes through the Greek and needs more collaboration from teammates like Jrue Holiday, Bobby Portis, Pat Connaughton, Grayson Allen y Brook Lopez. All of them, at some point in the tie, have been key to taking one of Milwaukee’s three victories. Between them they have, at times, cushioned the loss of Khris Middleton, a real hardship for Mike Budenholzer’s side.

From Boston, Robert Williams is doubtful for the match, although his status has improved after missing the last three games of the tie due to knee problems. His presence could help tip the balance even further. In addition to Tatum’s legendary numbers, Ime Udoka must again bring out the best in his main squires, Jaylen Brown y Marcus Smart, also decisive in the sixth game.

In a tie marked by equality and good defenses, it is difficult to predict the final result. There will be emotion until the last breath and, as a gift, in prime time in Spain.

Phoenix Suns – Dallas Mavericks (02:00h, Vamos M+)

Another duel with stars involved and with the incentive of seeing Luka Doncic in action, a specialist in getting his best game out of life and death matches with the Dallas Mavericks. The Texans are looking for a big bell, and that is that defeating the Phoenix Suns in their fiefdom would mean eliminate the best team in the regular season. If the Mavs achieved the blow, they would enter the club of the biggest surprises of the playoffs.

It won’t be easy, as the Arizona team has beaten them by an average of 19 points during this tie when they have played at home. At home, they fell by an average of 15.3 points, and that statistic should hold on to the Texans.

Luka Doncic has more experience in seventh games than Devin Booker, the local star. Another one who knows a lot but doesn’t have as many good memories is Chris Paulwho has won three and lost four in his long career in the NBA.

“Our season is at stake, and this adds pressure to the matter. We understand it and we are prepared to rise to the occasion.”, Booker explained on the eve of the match. Doncic, for his part, assured that he wants to surprise in Phoenix. The last seventh meeting of his was resolved with 46 points and 14 assists, although the Mavs fell to the Clippers. In elimination matches, Doncic averages 39 points, 9 rebounds and 10.3 assistsso the best version of the Slovenian is expected this morning.

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