The complete Denver Nuggets (hereinafter referred to as Denver) won the victory with a strong performance.
Denver held on the morning of the 20th (Korean time) at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado, USA, in the second leg of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs in the 2022-23 season, 122-113, 9 points to the Minnesota Timberwolves (hereinafter Minnesota) won
Denver, who took a 2-0 lead in the series with the victory on the day, Jamal Murray scored 41 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists, including 6 3-pointers, Nicola Yokicha scored 27 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists, and Michael Porter Jr. scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. did.
In the defeated Minnesota, Anthony Edwards scored 41 points, 4 assists and 3 blocks, including 6 3-pointers, and Rudy Gobert struggled with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists, but Karl-Anthony Towns was sluggish with 10 points메이저놀이터, 12 rebounds and 5 turnovers. .
Denver scored 16-8 in the first quarter thanks to Murray’s performance and Jokic’s goal, which drove 14 points. Minnesota entered the second quarter with a 22-31, 9-point lead as Edwards and Towns fought hard, but were mercilessly crushed by Bruce Brown and Jeff Green’s quick attack. Minnesota quickly put Conley and Gobert back to try to catch up, but still couldn’t control Denver’s fast attack. As a result, Denver ended the first half with a 64-49, 15-point lead.
However, entering the third quarter, Minnesota struck back. In particular, as Conley’s stable reading and Edwards’ explosive power were added, Minnesota succeeded in narrowing the score by one point. Then Jokichi stepped up to the front of the score and led a 6-possession attack in a row. However, Edwards’ yatu sense never cooled down, and even Kyle Anders burst into a cut-in dunk. Therefore, Minnesota entered the fourth quarter with a two-point lead, 89-87.
However, Porter Jr. started showing off a great shot feeling. He succeeded in a 4-point play from the start of the 4th quarter, scored a break through the fast break, obtained a free throw, and made Denver turn around with another 3-point shot. Minnesota also created a clutch situation with Edwards’ 7 consecutive points. Jokic passed a fantastic pass to Gordon and Porter Jr., and Edwards also scored a free throw to follow.
Murray, who even handled the ball with a dead flow, put in a mid-range jumper and quickly ran a 15-4 cool run. After veteran Conley hit a three-point pull-up in pursuit, Murray also induced an attacker foul. When Edwards hit a 3-point shot, Murray responded with a stepback 3-point shot in front of Conley, continuing the scoring battle. Edwards broke through the pressure defense and popped a jumper, but Jokic combined a perfect alley-oop with Gordon.
Fifty seconds before the end of the game, Conley again induced Murray’s foul, but Towns could not connect it to a 3-pointer. Afterwards, with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope making a decisive steal, Denver won 122-113, 9 points over Minnesota.