In the absence of the injured Devin Booker, the Phoenix Suns managed to find a way to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans 114-111 in Game 3 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs. Chris Paul and DeAndre Ayton each scored a double-double for the top seeded side.
Paul finished the game on 28 points and 14 assists, while Ayton scored 28 points and 17 rebounds for the Suns, who now lead the series 2-1.
The Milwaukee Bucks routed the Chicago Bulls 111-81 despite the absence of Khris Middleton with an injury. The reigning champs looked to be back to their dominant best as they ran away with the win after losing Game 2 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bobby Portis each scored 18 points for the Bucks, but Grayson Allen led the scoring for the team with 22 points on the night. D’Tigers star Jordan Nwora made his return to the team after a back problem, and scored two points in nine minutes of action.
The Atlanta Hawks picked up a 111-110 win over the Miami Heat in Game 3 of their 2022 NBA Playoffs first round match-up to take their first win of the series and make it 2-1.
Miami Heat looked on course to make the series 3-0 with about 10 seconds left, but a Trae Young floater stole the win for the Hawks, who look set to keep on fighting. Young finished the game with 24 points, with Bogdan Bogdanovic adding 18 points and De’Andre Hunter recording 17 points.