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23rd playoff preview: James strives to end a 9-game losing streak ESPN continues to look down on the Lakers

23rd playoff preview: James strives to end a 9-game losing streak ESPN continues to look down on the Lakers

On April 23, Beijing time, the NBA playoffs will continue, and the league has arranged 3 games. The Cavaliers play against the Magic at home, can Mitchell, who scored 30 points in the last game, lead the team to expand the score? The 76ers challenge the Knicks away, can Embiid, who is playing with injuries, pull one back? The Lakers play the Nuggets again, James will try to end the nine-game losing streak against the Nuggets, but ESPN's predicted winning rate continues to look down on the Lakers.

7:00: Magic vs Cavaliers

23rd playoff preview: James strives to end a 9-game losing streak ESPN continues to look down on the Lakers

In the regular season, the Magic were 47-35 and 18-23 on the road, while the Cavaliers were 48-34 and 26-15 at home. The two sides will usher in the second game of the playoffs, and it is still the Cavaliers playing at home, and the Cavaliers are currently leading 1-0 on aggregate.

In the first meeting of the playoffs, the Cavaliers led by as many as 20 points and never fell behind in the whole game, and finally defeated the Magic 97-83. The Cavaliers' Mitchell had 30 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists, Mobley 16 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks, Allen 16 points, 18 rebounds and 2 steals, and Garland 14 points and 8 assists. The Magic's Banchero had 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, Wagner Jr. had 18 points and 7 rebounds, and Suggs had 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

The Cavaliers G1 made just 8-of-30 three-pointers and had 17 turnovers, but they still won with relative ease. The Magic were even worse, making 8-of-37 three-pointers and conceding 11 free throws (19-of-30).

In terms of injuries, the Cavaliers' Jerome, Dean Wade, and Craig Porter are out, and the Magic are all healthy.

ESPN Predicted Win Percentage: Magic 34.0%, Cavaliers 66.0%

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7:30 a.m.: 76ers vs. Knicks

23rd playoff preview: James strives to end a 9-game losing streak ESPN continues to look down on the Lakers

During the regular season, the 76ers were 47-35 and 22-19 on the road, while the Knicks were 50-32 and 27-14 at home. The two sides will meet for the second game of the playoffs, and it will still be the Knicks playing at home. Currently, the Knicks lead 1-0 overall.

In the first game of the playoffs, the 76ers won by 9 points in the first quarter and 15 points in the third, while the Knicks took the initiative in the second and fourth quarters, winning by 21 and 10 points respectively, and finally the Knicks defeated the 76ers 111-104. The 76ers' Maxey had 33 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists, Embiid had 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, and Lowry had 18 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. The Knicks had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Brunson had 22 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, and McBride had 21 points, 4 assists and 5 three-pointers.

Embiid left the game injured in the second quarter of the G1 game, but returned to the court in the second half. Embiid shot just 8-of-22 from the field throughout the game, and he did not give a postgame interview, with Nurse saying Embiid told him he felt fine.

In terms of injuries, the 76ers' Covington and Melton are out, and Embiid is doubtful. The Knicks' Randle is out.

ESPN Predicted Win Percentage: 76ers 44.0%, Knicks 56.0%

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10:00: Lakers vs. Nuggets

23rd playoff preview: James strives to end a 9-game losing streak ESPN continues to look down on the Lakers

In the regular season, the Lakers were 47-35 and 19-21 on the road, while the Nuggets were 57-25 and 33-8 at home. The two sides will usher in the second game of the playoffs, and the Nuggets are still playing at home, and the Nuggets are currently leading 1-0 in the overall score.

In the first meeting of the playoffs, the Lakers dominated the first half, leading by as many as 12 points, but there was a collapse in the third quarter, and the Nuggets overtook the score, leading by up to 15 points, and finally the Nuggets defeated the Lakers 114-103, and have defeated this opponent for 9 consecutive times. The Lakers' thick eyebrows had 32 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks, James had 27 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists, and Russell had 13 points and was only 1 of 9 from three-point range. The Nuggets' Jokic had 32 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, Murray had 22 points, six rebounds and 10 assists, and Porter had 19 points and eight rebounds.

23rd playoff preview: James strives to end a 9-game losing streak ESPN continues to look down on the Lakers

The Lakers initially used Hachimura to defend Jokic, and later used thick eyebrows and James to defend him, but nothing worked, and Jokic made zero turnovers and shot 15-of-23 from the field. Ham said after the game that he would try other ways to deal with Jokic in the upcoming series.

In terms of injuries, the Lakers' Wood, Reddish, Vanderbilt, and Schifino are absent, and James and thick eyebrows are likely to play. The Nuggets' Cankar is out. Shams reports that Wood is planning a comeback at G3.

ESPN预测胜率:湖人33.1%,掘金66.9%

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