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Punch on top of the Nuggets table

Punch on top of the Nuggets table

The best team of the season at home proved it again. The Denver Nuggets maintain the field advantage after winning the fifth game of the series against the Phoenix Suns (3-2), which leaves the Arizonans on the verge of elimination. This time there was no miracle in the form of points from Devon Booker and Kevin Durant, and no miraculous appearance of a Landry Shamet-style substitute in the fourth. This time what Denver wanted was played at all times and, of course, what Nikola Jokic wanted.

The Serbian is already the center with the most triple-doubles (10) in playoff history. His 29 + 13 + 12 breaks the tie he had with Wilt Chamberlain. In addition, he is the second player to add 300 points, 100 rebounds and 75 assists in the first ten games of a postseason after Oscar Robertson. But not only Jokic lived this time the Nuggets, who had a plan after losing two games in Phoenix and it went perfectly.

They needed to improve on quick transitions and the run on points in transition was 31-23 in their favor. They needed to stop Booker, who had 28 points, yes, but missing 11 of the 19 shots he attempted. They needed more contribution from the bench and Bruce Brown scored no less than 25 points. They had to plug in Michael Porter Jr., who had a very weak fourth game, and today he got 19 points with 5 triples. And finally, they also had to be more successful from the line of three and hit 48.1% of their triples (13/27).

A perfect match in every way for them, which was broken in the third set. After leaving at halftime only 3 up, the difference would change to 91-74. In that time Jokic scored 17 points with a 7/8 shot, while Booker stayed at 3 with a 1/8. Tomorrow, at 04:00 Spanish time, sixth game. It remains to be seen if with Chris Paul back.

Statistics

32
Jeff Green
6
DeAndre Jordan
fifty
Aaron Gordon
5
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
7
reggie jackson
14
ish smith
fifteen
Nikola Jokic
27
Jamal Murray
13
Thomas Bryant
31
Vlatko Cancar
1
Michael Porter Jr.
eleven
Bruce Brown
22
Zeke Nnaji
0
Christian Braun
8
peyton watson

Statistics

Min pts RT RO DR Ast Per rec Tap T1 T2 T3 FR CF Val
32
Jeff Green
fifteen 4 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0/0 2/2 0/2 0 3 0
6
DeAndre Jordan
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0
fifty
Aaron Gordon
35 10 6 3 3 6 0 0 2 1/4 3/11 1/2 0 1 0
5
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
26 7 7 2 5 3 0 1 2 4/4 0/3 1/3 0 2 0
7
reggie jackson
3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0
14
ish smith
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0
fifteen
Nikola Jokic
37 29 13 4 9 12 4 1 2 3/5 10/17 23 0 3 0
27
Jamal Murray
36 19 5 0 5 6 2 1 0 3/3 5/11 2/4 0 1 0
13
Thomas Bryant
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0
31
Vlatko Cancar
2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0 0 0
1
Michael Porter Jr.
27 19 8 0 8 2 0 1 0 0/0 23 5/8 0 2 0
eleven
Bruce Brown
26 25 5 1 4 1 1 1 0 9/10 5/7 2/4 0 1 0
22
Zeke Nnaji
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0
0
Christian Braun
19 5 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 1/2 23 0/0 0 2 0
8
peyton watson
3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0 1 0

Statistics

8
terrence ross
18
Bismack Biyombo
twenty-one
T. J. Warren
35
Kevin Durant
fifteen
cameron payne
1
Devin Booker
10
Damion Lee
0
Torrey Craig
22
deandre ayton
2
josh okogie
14
Landry Shamet
eleven
Jock Landale
55
Darius Bazley
12
Ish Wainright

Statistics

Min pts RT RO DR Ast Per rec Tap T1 T2 T3 FR CF Val
8
terrence ross
twenty 9 3 0 3 1 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 3/4 0 2 0
18
Bismack Biyombo
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0
twenty-one
T. J. Warren
14 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0/0 2/5 0/2 0 0 0
35
Kevin Durant
41 26 eleven 2 9 7 5 0 1 6/9 10/21 0/3 0 4 0
fifteen
cameron payne
30 7 2 0 2 4 2 1 0 0/0 2/2 1/3 0 2 0
1
Devin Booker
40 28 6 0 6 4 2 0 0 8/9 4/12 4/7 0 4 0
10
Damion Lee
4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0 0 0
0
Torrey Craig
4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0/0 1/1 0/1 0 1 0
22
deandre ayton
31 14 9 4 5 1 1 2 1 0/0 7/12 0/0 0 3 0
2
josh okogie
8 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1/2 0/1 0/2 0 1 0
14
Landry Shamet
23 6 5 0 5 3 0 0 1 1/2 1/3 1/3 0 4 0
eleven
Jock Landale
16 5 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 1/2 2/4 0/0 0 1 0
55
Darius Bazley
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0
12
Ish Wainright
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0 0 0

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