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Suns Tie Series 2-2, Warriors Fall 1-2

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The weekend was an eventful one for our two Bahamians in the NBA playoffs. 



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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The weekend was an eventful one for our two Bahamians in the NBA playoffs. 

Both Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors and Deandre Ayton of the Phoneix Suns are playing in second-round matchups against the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets respectively. 

Thompson’s Warriors fell to 2-1 against the Lakers after a disastrous outing on Saturday night where they lost 127-97. 

Klay had 15 points on 5 of 14 shooting. On a positive note, he did score his 3,000th playoff point, becoming the second Warrior to do so after his backcourt mate, Stephen Curry. 
Curry led the Dubs with 23 points. 

The Warriors were dominated by Anthony Davis, who bounced back from his uneven performance on Thursday night with a 23-point, 13-rebound night where he dominated the paint. Lebron James and D’Angelo Russell had 21 points apiece with Lebron adding 8 points and 8 assists to his stat sheet. 

Meanwhile, Deandre Ayton’s Suns have managed to tie their series despite his struggles. 

The Suns beat the Nuggets in back-to-back games over the weekend winning 121-114 on Friday night, then turning around and taking them out again on Sunday 129-124. 

Ayton struggled in these two games scoring 4 points and grabbing 9 rebounds on Friday while giving up 30 and 17 to Nikola Jokic, and a similarly lackluster 8 and 8 on Sunday night, while giving up a whopping 53 points to Jokic along with 11 rebounds. He must have done something right because he was +16 on Sunday. 

Ayton’s play has been much maligned in the media and by fans, but his teammate Joc Landale launched a vociferous defense that we will not embed on our family website. 

The Warriors continue their series on Monday night while the Suns play again Tuesday.