TThe biggest upset of the NBA playoffs so far came on Tuesday night as the team had the best record of the regular season, Phoenix Suns He lost the second game of the first round series of the Western Conference with a score of 125-114 to New Orleans Pelicans.
Devin Booker injury
But the worst news of the match for the Suns was not the loss itself, it was the injury of their star Devin Bookerwho after a memorable first half of 31 points, had to leave the match in the third quarter due to a tight right hamstring, the severity of the injury unknown at the moment for the immediate future of the Western Conference champions.
From Booker’s injury, the Pelicans, who looked jittery in the first match, started to show their best and ended up even taking the match with some relief.
Brandon Ingram’s Big Night
The star of the game was still young Brandon IngramWho led the offense of the team that is still without services Zion Williamsonbut due to the meteoric end, he ended up leading the game with an additional 37 points CJ McCollumThe 23 to leave the footprint center speechless.
The win was the Pelicans’ first playoff victory since their distant 2018 season in a campaign that started so poorly but could have ended with a completely unimaginable end.
If one looks at Chris PaulThe final numbers (17 points and 14 assists), it can be explained that it was a tough match, however, his fielding efficiency proved fruitless with only five of the 16 shots he attempted.
What’s next in this series?
Game 3 of this series is now of vital importance, as the series moves to New Orleans and with it Possible absence of pokerthe swans will seek to take advantage of this Friday at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time.