This Saturday evening, the Denver Nuggets won on the floor of the Los Angeles Lakers (108-119), to lead 3-0 in this conference final.
Denver is almost there. On the night of Saturday to Sunday, the Nuggets won on the floor of the Los Angeles Lakers (108-119), in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals of the NBA play-offs, to lead 3 -0 in this brand new series. To guide them, visitors were able to rely on their Canadian Jamal Murray, who finished top scorer of his team but also top scorer of this meeting, with personal statistics of 37 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
Well supplemented in particular by the Serbian pivot Nikola Jokic (24 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists). Opposite, the Americans Anthony Davis (28 points, 18 rebounds, 1 assist) and LeBron James (23 points, 7 rebounds, 12 assists) both finished in double-doubles, but that was not enough . In the first quarter, after a short round of observation, Denver quickly took matters into their own hands, at 9-11. To increase his lead up to +14 (10-24, 12-26, 14-28, 16-30).
The Lakers were however ironed in front in the last quarter
In the second quarter, the Nuggets continued to race in the lead, but without really managing to take off. Moreover, after being joined just before the break (55-55), the visitors finally returned to the locker room, with a short lead, at the level of the scoreboard (55-58). Same observation after the break, with a one-sided third and penultimate quarter, even if the Lakers clearly remained in contact.
So much so that at the very start of the fourth and final quarter, Los Angeles finally managed to get back in front, but by very few (85-84, 87-86). After a final stint in the lead (94-93), the locals finally gave in to their opponents of the day. In the very last minutes of play, the visitors even regained a fourteen-point lead (103-117). Before definitely bringing the gap to +11 (108-119). It is on the night of Monday to Tuesday that the Denver Nuggets will already have the opportunity to validate their ticket for the NBA Finals.