The Denver Nuggets punished the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA playoffs

He Arena In between took Game 3 of the NBA playoffs Los Angeles Lakers And Denver Nuggets.

Darwin Ham And Michael Malone They came to California with different realities but with one common goal. 2-0 in the series, Los Angeles Lakers They were forced to win lest they lose all hope Denver Nuggets To solve this postseason key technically.

To do this, the two strategists jumped into court with their best men. The visit started with Jamaal Murray, Caldwell-Pope, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon and more. Nikola Jokic. For their part, locals D'Angelo Russell, Austin Reeves, Rui Hachimura, LeBron James and Anthony Davis. What a fight!

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets

The start of the first quarter was as expected. Los Angeles Lakershand in hand Anthony Davis, they dominated in the paint and in the scoring zone. A 10-point (33-23) margin in favor of the locals reverberated on the board after the first 12 minutes of the game. Most notable among “AD” with 12 points and five rebounds. There can be no one else after him LeBron James He scored eight points, one rebound and three assists. from Denver Nuggets Attack dominated Nikola Jokic. The Serbian added nine points, four rebounds and two assists.

The difference was always in favor in the second quarter Los Angeles Lakers. However, the team Denver Nuggets This left a small reaction which was deducted from the overall score. Both quintets had to change their strategy and stop shooting from long range, making just three of 26 attempts between the two from 7.24m. Because of this, the points in the paint came again and again with a favorable 38-34 for the locals. Although the team dominates second chances Michael MalonePoints went to those on quick plays Darwin Ham.

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As a result? Los Angeles Lakers 53-49 Denver Nuggets.

Highlights of the first half Anthony Davis (7/16/3) and LeBron James (14/3/4) by Los Angeles Lakers. on the side Denver Nuggets Was in excellent hands Aaron Gordon (9/14/1) and Nikola Jokic (11/6/3).

Excellent second part

The third quarter was all there Denver Nuggets, from offensive and defensive positions. A 34-22 run left the game within eight points (83-75) with 12 minutes left. Change in plan Nikola Jokic He's dedicated himself to helping his teammates more and contributing to his team's defense, restoring the confidence of the Coloradoans. Number of offensive rebounds Comedy And Gordon (total of eight) second chances allowed by the visitors. Although Anthony Davis At this point in the commitment it already had 30 units, which was not enough for its franchise.

Denver Nuggets In the last minutes of the game, he showed a great performance Nikola Jokic. The Serbian began to think more about the team than his personal statistics. Little reaction from players Los Angeles LakersBesides Anthony Davis And LeBron JamesThe competition led to favorable ratings for viewers. Final Score: Denver Nuggets 112-105 Los Angeles Lakers.

Both will be measured again next Saturday April 27 at 8:30 p.m. (ET) in what could be the last game of the series.

Very good

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Anthony Davis: 33 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists.
  • LeBron James: 26 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists.
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Denver Nuggets

  • Nikola Jokic: 24 points, 15 rebounds, 9 assists.
  • Aaron Gordon: 29 points, 15 rebounds. 3 assists.
  • Jamal Murray: 22 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists.
  • Michael Porter Jr.: 20 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists.

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