A dominant Anthony Davis with a double double of 30 points and 23 rebounds, led the Los Angeles Lakers’ 117-112 victory in San Francisco against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. A victory that helped the Angelenos to take a 1-0 lead in the semifinals of the Western Conference of the NBA. In the Eastern Conference, Jalen Brunson was the hero of the victory of the New York Knicks who suffered to tie the series against the Miami Heat (1-1).

Davis looked his best at the Chase Center and completed his monumental performance with five assists and four blocks, supported by LeBron James’ 22 points and 11 rebounds as the Lakers wrested home court factor from the Warriors in this series. Curry was once again the Warriors’ leading scorer with 27 points, Klay Thompson added 25 and Jordan Poole 21. The three hit six 3-pointers each and nearly completed an epic comeback after trailing 98-112 midway through the quarter. period. Curry evened the game after a 14-0 run, but the Lakers delivered the last blow.

The Lakers, who had to go through the play-in to access the playoffs, gave proof of their competitive growth in the series against the Memphis Grizzlies and knocked down the current champions on Tuesday, who arrived at this appointment with three days less than rest and needed a legendary performance from Stephen Curry (50 points) to eliminate the Sacramento Kings in game seven of that series.

This Tuesday was a high intensity game in San Francisco where the game was even until the third quarter when the Angelenos increased the level with the aim of ensuring victory. However, a devastating 14-0 run and a stellar Curry on the verge of achieving an epic comeback. The Lakers reacted in time and finally sealed a vital away win. The Angelenos will play again in San Francisco next Friday with the aim of extending the advantage.

Jalen Brunson with 30 points was this Tuesday the hero who tied (1-1) the Eastern semifinal for the New York Knicks with a 111-105 victory over the Miami Heat that made things difficult for them despite not having the injured Jimmy Butler. Brunson, who also grabbed five rebounds, was in charge of avoiding disaster along with Julius Randle, who returned after missing the first game due to injury (25 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists), RJ Barrett (24 points) and Josh Hart (14 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists).

After losing home court on Saturday, the Knicks couldn’t afford another setback at Madison Square Garden, especially with Butler absent with a sprained right ankle. However, the New Yorkers had to suffer a lot to add their first victory in this series, and they were about to travel to Miami with two defeats in the bag.

Very irregular and unconvincing throughout the night, the Knicks trailed by 6 points in the fourth quarter but turned the game around with a great 24-12 to close the game. Caleb Martin (22 points and 8 rebounds), Gabe Vincent (21 points) and Max Strus (17 points) were the top scorers for a team of Heat with a lot of personality who were about to give the bell despite their resounding inferiority in rebounding ( 43 to 63 for the Knicks).

In a very uncomfortable game for the Knicks, Brunson offered his best version and taking advantage of the only moment in which the Heat faltered, he saved the game for the New York team. The Miami team will seek revenge next Saturday at home.