Lake Buena Vista, fl. – They just lost the playoff heartbreaker, and two nights later the Denver Nuggets quickly got out of control and got into trouble.
Avoiding trouble makes these nuggets the best.
“Everyone always packs our bags and leaves, but we’re not ready to go,” said coach Michael Malone. “For some reason we love this bubble.”
They receive at least two games.
Jamal Murray The Lakers had 28 points, 12 assists and two last 3-pointers to stop the charge, giving the Nuggets a 114-106 victory on Tuesday night, reducing Los Angeles’ lead to 2-1 in the Western Conference Finals.
The Nuggets lost a nearly 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, but escaped the 3-0 hole, scaring even this never-ending team.
“To be honest we think we need to be 2-1 right now,” Murray said. “So we go to Game 4.”
Denver set a record by eliminating two 3-1 deficits this post-season, but the NBA team never came back from 3-0.
Jeremy Grant Playoff Career-High added 26 points Nicola Jokic There are 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, who will also try for the series on Thursday.
LeBron James With 30 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds – his 26th playoff triple-double – for the Lakers, they have two wins from their first NBA Final appearance in a decade. Anthony Davis, The winner 3-pointer at the buzzer in Game 2, scored 27 points.
With 10 1/2 minutes left the 20 Nuggets took the lead and as soon as the Lakers recovered with 19-2, Jon turned to the defense and forced the turnovers into the baskets.
“We played a very good ball in the fourth quarter, but those first 36 minutes clearly hurt us,” James said.
As Denver reduced their lead to four, Murray made a 3-pointer with 2:16 left. Then he found out Paul Millsap Under the basket for the score before hitting Long 3 to push the lead back to 111-99 with 53 seconds to play.
Coach Frank Vogel admits the Lakers were lucky to win Game 2, in which they committed 24 turnovers and should be good on Tuesday.
Instead, the Nuggets increased their game and played forward, ending a series of six consecutive games where they were trailing by half time.
“They can beat us by 20, 30, they can beat us by the last shot, but we can’t quit,” Jokik said. “There must be effort.”
The Lakers had a 15 or more lead in the second quarter of the first two games. This time the Nuggets began to flee during that period, with the jockey resting on the bench and resting for their big run.
Denver started 7-0, taking the last five, nine points lead from Michael Porter Jr. After James Dunk, Murray scored a 3-pointer and Monte Morris The next five runs, starting 15-2 for the period, gave the Nuggets a 44-29 advantage.
It rises to 18 and could have been worse if not for Davis, who scored nine consecutive Lakers points. Markif MorrisThe ‘3-pointer reduced it to 63-53 at half time.
The Lakers scored the first five points of the third to halve the lead, but Denver regained control and took the lead 93-75 after three.
Murray finished with eight rebounds.
Lakers: The Lakers have a six-game winning streak and dropped to 10-3 in the playoffs. … Dwight Howard The second half started in the middle, in its place Javale McGee.
Nuggets: Denver’s last half-time lead in Game 3 of the West Semifinals was 59-57 over the Clippers. … In his interview after the third trimester, Malone wished his parents a happy birthday. His father, Brendan, was a longtime NBA assistant coach who coached the Toronto Raptors in 1995-96, their opening season.
The wind there
The Lakers came into the game 4-0 in the playoffs as the designated road team. Vogel said nothing really changed at the Walt Disney World Bubble except the benches on which the teams sat, but he joked about the big difference that awaits for his team under normal circumstances.
“You know, I’m sure our guys did anything to adjust to the heights played in Denver tonight because in Game 3, you’ll always have to count to that height,” he said. “We don’t have to count on it tonight in Orlando.”
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