Day 6 of the 2019 NBA Playoffs is here!
There are three games to look forward to, starting with the Brooklyn Nets hosting the Philadelphia 76ers. The Denver Nuggets will then take on the San Antonio Spurs, followed by the LA Clippers and Golden State Warriors.
Each matchup is a Game 3 with the series tied at 1-1.
Stick with us for quarter-by-quarter updates with stats and highlights from each game.
Warriors 132, Clippers 105 (Golden State leads series 2-1)
The Warriors held onto the lead this time.
Kevin Durant dominated this one with 38 points in only 29 minutes of action. Stephen Curry was Golden State's second-leading scorer with 21 points.
End of third quarter: Warriors 109, Clippers 76
The Warriors are still up big entering the fourth.
Kevin Durant poured in 11 more points in the third quarter, bringing his total to 38 for the game. He's outscored the Clippers' starters (27) all by himself.
Halftime: Warriors 73, Clippers 52
Kevin Durant already has 27 points on 10-for-15 shooting from the field. One of his buckets in the first half moved him into 14th place on the NBA's all-time postseason scoring list, passing Magic Johnson.
10 points | 5-5 from the field- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) April 19, 2019
KD is feelin' it 🔥 pic.twitter.com/qQQGBGfKYq
Let's see if the Warriors learn from their mistakes in Game 2 and hold on to this lead in the second half.
End of first quarter: Warriors 41, Clippers 24
You think the Warriors are trying to make a statement following their Game 2 collapse? Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant combine for 25 points in the first quarter, outscoring the Clippers (24) all by themselves.
Spurs 118, Nuggets 108 (San Antonio leads series 2-1)
The Nuggets didn't have an answer for Derrick White, who led the Spurs with a playoff career-high 36 points.
D3RRICK. WHIT3. pic.twitter.com/xuShrkNDL0- San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 19, 2019
DeMar DeRozan also had a strong game for the Spurs, with 25 points.
End of third quarter: Spurs 88, Nuggets 84
The third quarter belonged to DeMar DeRozan, who exploded for 19 points in the period. He made seven of his nine field goal attempts and five of his six free throw attempts.
OKAY DEMAR ✈️#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/KeJVbBTijo- San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 19, 2019
DeRozan is now up to 23 points in the game.
Halftime: Spurs 61, Nuggets 58
Update: Denver didn't need something out of Jamal Murray to cut into the deficit. While he's now on the scoreboard, it was the second unit that led the way during a 16-0 run that helped the Nuggets take the lead in the opening minutes of the second quarter.
The Spurs got their offence back in track late thanks once again to Derrick White, who is now up to 26 points in the game, marking a new playoff career-high.
The Nuggets have had absolutely no answer for him so far.
Smoooooooth pic.twitter.com/XK0HUpkWsX- San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 19, 2019
End of first quarter: Spurs 31, Nuggets 22
The Spurs are punishing the Nuggets in the paint early in this one. San Antonio already has 16 points in the painted area compared to only eight for Denver.
Derrick White in particular has given the Nuggets trouble. He's already up to 10 points on 5-for-6 shooting from the field.
🌪🌪🌪 pic.twitter.com/kDFSKB8vDr- San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 19, 2019
Nikola Jokic is on early triple-double watch with four points, four assists and three rebounds, but the Nuggets will likely need something out of Jamal Murray (0-2 FG) in the second quarter to cut into the deficit.
76ers 131, Nets 115 (Philadelphia leads series 2-1)
The 76ers got huge performances out of Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris with Joel Embiid sidelined for Game 3.
Simmons led the way with an all-around showing of 31 points, nine rebounds, four rebounds, three blocks and two steals. Harris, meanwhile, had a 29-point, 15-rebound double-double on a perfect 6-for-6 shooting from the perimeter.
D'Angelo Russell made things interesting for the Nets at the start of the fourth quarter by scoring 11 quick points, but his teammates went ice cold (1-15 FG) down the stretch.
End of third quarter: 76ers 97, Nets 90
The 76ers combined to make 12 3-pointers in Games 1 and 2. They have 10 3-pointers through three quarters of Game 3.
Whereas Tobias Harris dominated the second quarter, it was J.J. Redick who stole the show in the third quarter with 16 points (4-6 3PT).
JJ Redick is on FIRE from 3️⃣! 🔥#HereTheyCome | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/9Sge93wV9w- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 19, 2019
Despite some hot shooting from Redick, the Nets aren't far behind thanks to a late run, which helped them cut the deficit from 18 to seven.
This one is far from over.
Halftime: 76ers 65, Nets 59
The Nets would be in trouble if it weren't for Caris LeVert. The 24-year-old was reponsible for 19 of Brooklyn's 35 points in the second quarter, doing so on 8-for-10 shooting from the field.
According to the Nets PR , it's the most points LeVert has scored in a single quarter in his NBA career.
OK GET HOT @CarisLeVert 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/89O009c82v- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) April 19, 2019
The Nets still trail, however, mostly because of Tobias Harris, who scored 11 of Philadelphia's 33 points in the quarter on a perfect 3-for-3 shooting from the perimeter.
These two. #PhilaUnite | #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/WSXh52zSzD- Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) April 19, 2019
Harris enters halftime with a team-high 16 points for the 76ers.
End of first quarter: 76ers 32, Nets 24
No Joel Embiid, no problem - for now, at least.
The Nets came out of the gates strong but went nearly four minutes without scoring in the middle of the period. The 76ers took full advantage and enter the second quarter with an eight-point lead.
Ben Simmons is off to another great start with eight points and two assists. He's gotten help from Greg Monroe and Tobias Harris, who have five points each.
D'Angelo Russell leads the Nets with seven points, but he's missed five of his eight shot attempts to start the game.
The 76ers will be without All-Star centre Joel Embiid in Game 3. Greg Monroe will reportedly start in his place.
The Sixers say that Joel Embiid is out with left knee soreness. Greg Monroe will start.- Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 18, 2019