The Three-Pointer: Morant Drops 47, Tyler Herro Wins Sixth Man of the Year


Wow! Two super excited playoff games, plus an NBA award announced. Let’s recap:

 

Grizzlies win Game Two

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Ja Morant tied his career-high in the playoffs with 47 points, leading the Grizzlies to a 106-101 win over the Golden State Warriors. He also had 8 rebounds and 8 assists, and looked like the best version of himself. His handle was tight, acrobatic layups looked like the easiest thing in the world, and he drilled shots from everywhere, shooting 48.4% from the field and 41.7% from three. No one else on the Grizzlies scored more than 15 points, showing just how crucial he was in the win.

Series tied 1-1.

 

Celtics win Game Two

Credit to Barry Chin of The Boston Globe for Picture

The Milwaukee Bucks looked like they really missed Khris Middleton‘s scoring last night, as they lost to the Celtics with a final score of 109-86. Giannis Antetokounmpo was the only player that scored over 20 points, as he had 28 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists in the loss. Jrue Holiday had 19 points and 7 assists, Bobby Portis had 13 points and 8 rebounds, and Pat Connaughton had 13 points off the bench.

On the other hand, the Celtics dominated as Jaylen Brown returned to All-Star form. In Game One, he only had 12 points in 38 minutes, but in Game Two, he scored 30 points in 38 minutes. Jayson Tatum had 29 points, and Al Horford had an 11-point 11-rebound double-double. Plus, Grant Williams had an amazing 21 points off the bench. These are the Celtics that we thought we’d be seeing in the second round. Unfortunately, they did lose Game One, which means they’re going to have to win in Milwaukee. If Brown keeps performing at this rate though, it won’t be difficult.

Series tied 1-1.

 

Tyler Herro wins 6th Man of the Year

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Yesterday, Tyler Herro won the 6th Man of the Year award by a staggering margin, received 96 first-place votes. It’s no surprise that Herro won the award, as he averaged 20.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists on the Miami Heat, who are the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference. The other finalists for the award were Kevin Love and Cameron Johnson, but Love only received three first-place votes, and Johnson got one. Herro is the first Miami Heat player to ever win the award. My congratulations to him and the organization.

 

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