San Antonio Spurs dominated Denver Nuggets to force a winner-take-all Game 7 on Sunday (GMT +8) following their 120-103 victory to even up the series to 3-3 in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
Big thanks to LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan for helping the team win despite from Nikola Jokic’s brillian performance for the Denver.
Aldridge finished the game with 26 points and 10 rebounds while DeRozan added 25 points to avoid elimination and extend the series to a deciding Game 7. Also, Rudy Gay contributed 19 points for the Spurs.
“They’ve been great at throwing a punch at us and running away with it. We tried to sustain that and understand whatever they do we have to match it, be more aggressive, understand we have to keep our rhythm, being aggressive on both ends and we did that. DeRozan stated after the win
Meanwhile, the Nuggets center Jokic carried his team with a franchise-record 43 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists in the losing effort. Denver also scored 18 points in the fourth quarter compared to the 30 points made by the Spurs.
Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said that they were not able to get consistent stops in today’s game.
“We didn’t defend tonight. The attention to detail was not there tonight and we obviously have to be much better next game.”
Moving forward, Game 7 is on Sunday, April 28 at 10:00 AM (GMT +8). Denver, who had the NBA’s best home record during the regular season, will host the Spurs and they will surely maximize their home court advantage.
“We worked hard to get homecourt advantage to go home and play a Game 7. We had the best home record in the NBA this year, so that’s what we’re looking forward to.” Malone expressed
It’s going to be a crucial match for both sides, but the winner will face the Portland Trail Blazers in the semifinals of the Western Conference Playoffs.
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