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NBA Playoffs Day 10 Review: Wizards remain alive; Jazz one step away from semis

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The tenth day of the NBA Playoffs featured two matches across both the conferences. The Wizards avoided a sweep from the number one seed Philadelphia 76ers and the Jazz won their third match in a row to be one fixture away from a spot in the conference semifinals.

NBA Playoffs Day 10 Review: Wizards remain alive; Jazz one step away from semis
Russell Westbrook and Donovan Mitchell led their sides to vital wins. (Image Courtesy: CBS Sports/ KLRT)

NBA First Round Playoffs

Wizards 122-114 76ers

Despite being doubtful for the game after leaving early in the previous match, Russell Westbrook returned back in style with a trademark triple double.

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Bradley Beal top scored with 27 points in the contest which was only separated by a solitary point at the halfway mark. The 76ers were punished for a lean third quarter that ran 32-19 against them.

Joel Embiid only featured for 11 minutes in the fixture before leaving the court as a result of a knee injury. The player is currently uncertain to contest in Game 5, a couple of days from now.

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Once Jo came out, we weren’t moving the ball as well,” admitted 76ers guard Ben Simmons.

The match was also marred due to the involvement of a fan at the Capital One Arena, who proceeded to make it all the way into the court.

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This also marked Westbrook’s 12th triple-double in his post-season career. He only lies behind Magic Johnson and LeBron James in the list.

Grizzlies 113-120 Jazz

Utah Jazz made it three wins in a row following their Game 1 defeat to Memphis Grizzlies. The number one seed now have one foot in the semifinals of the Western Conference. Jazz are currently on a run of three straight first-round defeats.

Donovan Mitchell top-scored in the contest by recording 30 points. The sixth man of the year awardee Jordan Clarkson clocked 24 points in 21 minutes off the bench at the FedEx Forum.

Ja Morant registered 23 points and 12 assists in a losing cause as the Grizzlies now have to perform a remarkable comeback if they want to feature in the next round.

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