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BBNBA: Spurs Force Nuggets to Game 7 in Denver

(Photos by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photos by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Good morning, folks. Denver really doesn’t want to win this series. Let’s talk NBA Playoffs.

RECAP

(2) Nuggets – 103 @ (7) Spurs – 120 (Tied 3-3)

  • Game 6 was neck-and-neck for the entirety of the first three quarters. Then the Spurs broke in the fourth quarter with a 22-4 run that the Nuggets had no chance of overcoming. All game it felt like Denver was down five points. If San Antonio managed to balloon the lead to double-digits, Denver quickly trimmed it back down. And on the flip side, if Denver ever got too close to overtaking the lead, LaMarcus Aldridge would come in and nail a timely fadeaway jumper. Denver shot only 6-24 from deep after combining to shoot 44-93 from three in games 4-6.
  • Jamal Murray finished with 16 points, three rebounds, and six assists on 7-18 shooting, but also racked up three of Denver’s seven total turnovers. At one point in the third quarter, he came up hobbling after running into a Jakon Poeltl set screen. Murray took a knee to the thigh and needed a moment to collect himself before appearing to be okay and remaining in the game. Nikola Jokic added 43 points – 27 of them coming in the second half – to go along with 12 rebounds and nine assists. Luckily for the Nuggets, Game 7 will be back in Denver, where the team posted the best regular season winning percentage at home this year.
  • We’re reaching that point in the season where the games are going to be fewer and further in between. Now that round one is almost decided and with round two kicking off this weekend, there’s going to be some nights where no games will be played. Which means we are officially nearing the end of my first full season covering the BBNBA and I just wanted to thank everyone who has read even one of my recaps this season. We’re still going to be cheering on players such as Eric Bledsoe, Enes Kanter, and hopefully Jamal Murray and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the recap posts just won’t be as frequent. I plan on using that free time to dedicate more efforts to watching film and trying to breakdown what members of the BBNBA did good/bad this season. Kanter is my primary subject at the moment and I plan to have something on him soon and his excellent round one series. But just because the season is almost over doesn’t mean you won’t be hearing from me. I’ll continue to cover the NBA all the way through to the Finals so you can experience the joy ride that is the NBA postseason along with me. I’ll be back tomorrow to discuss the 40-point game that SGA is about to drop on the Warriors during Game 6 Friday night in L.A.

STATISTICS

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Jamal Murray (DEN)103-120 L @ SAS167-18 (1-5)36003-1034
Trey Lyles (DEN)103-120 L @ SAS00-3 (0-1)1000001
Jarred Vanderbilt (DEN)103-120 L @ SAS00-01001001

TONIGHT IN THE NBA

10:00 (ESPN): Warriors (Cousins-out) @ Clippers (Gilgeous-Alexander) (GSW leads 3-2)

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

4 Comments for BBNBA: Spurs Force Nuggets to Game 7 in Denver



  1. Smyrna_Cat
    1:41 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    “Denver really doesn’t want to win this series.”

    What an amazingly stupid, idiotic thing to write.



  2. Smyrna_Cat
    1:47 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    “Jamal Murray finished with 16 points, three rebounds, and six assists on 7-18 shooting, but also racked up three of Denver’s seven total turnovers.”

    Murray did run over your dog and sleep with your girlfriend, didn’t he? The comment about the turnovers was petty at best. Murray runs the offense and has the ball in his hands more than any other player. And you didn’t point at the 5 turnovers by Harden or Mitchell, or the 3 by Curry the night before.

    Pissy is not a writing style.



    • nocode96
      3:26 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

      Also, they are playing the Spurs, one of the most storied programs of the last 25 years. No matter the Spurs record, they’re better coached than any team in the league. This one going to 7 is not a knock on Denver, and shouldn’t be portrayed as one.



  3. Smyrna_Cat
    4:31 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    Zack seems to have this severe hatred of All Things Murray. It seems to cause him physical harm to say something positive about Murray. Perhaps it is just because he is working on transforming his “pissy” attitude into a pissy writing style.

    Pop is an amazing coach, and they still have a core of very good, very smart players. They are a tough out.