What NBA Playoff games are on today, Tuesday 10 May 2022?
With three of the four NBA semi-final series sitting at two wins each, the playoffs are certainly heating up. Today’s games will see who gets the edge.
Tonight, the NBA action has things all even, as the Philadelphia 76ers face the Miami Heat in the east and the Dallas Mavericks meet the Phoenix Suns in the west. Both series are at 2-2 and a win anywhere will see the edge given in a razor-sharp title race.
NBA playoffs for Tuesday 10 May
Philadelphia 76ers @ Miami Heat (all even 2-2) - 7:30 pm ET
Joel Embiid and Philadelphia will try and take a 3-2 lead in game five in Miami, and they have been getting more than a little help from James Harden. He exploded for 16 points in the fourth quarter of game four and finished the game with 31 points.
Miami are looking to recapture the scoring balance that marked their two double-figure home wins in the first two games. With Jimmy Butler carrying the scoring load, they need Bam Adebayo, and Tyler Herro to step up and ease some of that pressure, especially with Kyle Lowry and Dewayne Dedmon looking doubtful for game five.
Dallas Mavericks @ Phoenix Suns (all even 2-2) - 10 pm ET
Out west, the home team has won every game so far and with the series heading back to Arizona, the Mavs have some work to do. Suns guard Chris Paul averaged 23.5 points and 3.5 turnovers in the first two games, but had seven first-half turnovers in game three and got into foul trouble in game four.
This isn’t to take away from Dallas’ performance, as they looked far more comfortable at home than on the road. Their defense was miserly in holding Phoenix to less than 50% shooting in the last two games.
Phoenix coach Monty Williams said, “It’s 2-2 and we worked to be in this position. So I told our guys, we’ve got to have the mindset of coming back here and winning this thing.”