NBA Scores – Playoffs: 5/6/23

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East – Game 3:

  • New York Knicks 86 – Miami Heat 105   (MIA leads series 2-1)

Highlights:  Jimmy Butler is back, and the Miami Heat once again looked themselves on Saturday. The Heat defeated the New York Knicks 105-86 in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, taking a 2-1 lead after dropping Game 2 when Butler  was out with an ankle sprain. Game 4 is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET Monday (TNT) in Miami. It was a wire-to-wire win for the Heat, who led by as many as 22 points in the fourth quarter. Miami held New York to 31-of-91 shooting (34.1%) and 8-of-40 (20%) from deep. Read more at:  (Chris Cwik · Jack Baer/Yahoo!Sports)

West – Game 3:

  • Golden State Warriors 97 – Los Angeles Lakers 127  (LAL lead series 2-1)

Highlights:  The Golden State Warriors blew the Los Angeles Lakers out in Game 2 of their second-round series. The Lakers returned the favor on Saturday with a thumping of their own. After falling behind 30-23 in the first quarter, the Lakers won the second and third quarters by a combined margin of 63-38. That allowed them to rest their starters for most of the fourth quarter and walk away with a comfortable 127-97 victory. They now lead the series 2-1. Anthony Davis led the way for the Lakers. He scored 25 points in the win, but it was his relentless defense that really won Los Angeles the game. Read more at:  (Sam Quinn/CBS/NBA)

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