Jokichi Murray Explodes Together Denver Western Final Take the lead
Denver took the first step toward advancing to the final.
The Denver Nuggets won 132-126 in Game 1 of the 2023 NBA Western Conference Final against the LA Lakers at the Denver Bowl Arena in Colorado on the 17th (Korea Standard Time).
Nikola Jokic (34 points, 21 rebounds, 14 assists, and two blocks) made her sixth triple-double of the playoffs this season, leading Denver to the first final in its history. All three-point shots were successful. Denver also scored a total of 15 three-point shots, with Jamal Murray (31 points, 4 3-point shots, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals) showing off his good shooting sense, and the success rate reached 46.9%.
On the other hand, Anthony Davis (40 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks) and LeBron James (26 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists) fought hard, but they swallowed their disappointment due to a lack of endurance.
Denver showed off its overwhelming performance in the first quarter, bringing the early flow. Yokichi’s presence was definitely outstanding. Jokic showed off his power with eight points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and two block shots in the first quarter. Thanks to this, Denver had an overwhelming advantage (22-8) in the rebound fight and a 50% (15/30) field throw rate.
Denver, which finished the first quarter 37-25, maintained its lead throughout the second quarter. In the middle of the second quarter, Davis and James lost consecutive points and were chased by nine points, but Jokic’s three-point shot put out the urgent fire. Denver, which widened the gap again by adding a dunk by Michael Porter Jr., ended the second quarter 72-54 thanks to Murray’s mid-range shot just before the end of the second quarter.
Showtime also took place in the third quarter. Denver allowed 38 runs, including 13 points to Davis, but kept the lead with firepower. Denver, which showed an even score distribution with Jokic in front of him, finished the third quarter 106-92 with Jokic succeeding a buzzer beater in front of Davis.
Denver overcame the crisis in the fourth quarter without anyhow. Denver allowed the chase at the end of the fourth quarter due to the collapse of its outer defense, but Aaron Gordon collaborated with Murray on an Allieup dunk to pour cold water on the Lakers. Denver, which had continued its narrow lead since then, ran away by five points with Jokic scoring both free throws 26 seconds before the end of the game. It was the moment Denver actually won the game 카지노슬롯