Nuggets vs Timberwolves: Summary and result of game 3

Nuggets vs Timberwolves: Summary and result of game 3
Nuggets vs Timberwolves: Summary and result of game 3

The Denver Nuggets They displayed their champion stripes and overwhelmed the home team this Friday. Minnesota Timberwolves (117-90) to close the gap to 1-2 in the second round series of the playoffs NBA Western Conference and make it clear that they are still alive in the defense of the ring.

After turbulent days due to the two defeats suffered at home and the controversies over the gesture of Jamal Murraywho threw a towel and a heating pad onto the court in the second game, the Nuggets responded with an extraordinary performance during their visit to the Target Center.

They did it in the first game of Nikola Jokic as triple MVP of the NBA. The Serbian, who received this award on Wednesday for the third time in his career, had 24 points, fourteen rebounds and nine assists.

Murray, fined $100,000 for NBA for throwing the objects described above, he responded with 24 points, four rebounds and five assists with 11 of 21 field goals. Michael Porter Jr. He contributed 21 and four triples.

Aaron Gordon, with thirteen points, and Kentavious Caldwell Popewith twelve, joined their teammates and the entire starting quintet of Michael Malone finished with double digits.

The Nuggets almost hit 50% on three-point shots and had 58% on field goals to hit the table.

The Wolvesthird seeds in these playoffs in the Westwere completely surpassed by the Nuggets and his best scorer was Anthony Edwards with 19 points. The Dominican Karl Anthony Towns He contributed fourteen points and five rebounds, with four of five in triples.

The French Rudy Gobertbest defense of the season, did not exceed six points and four rebounds.

They dominated from start to finish Nuggetswho took an early twenty-point lead at 45-25 in the second period and went into halftime with fifteen points to spare.

Jamal Murraybooed by the public Minnesota, he noted with pleasure. He scored eight points in the first quarter and ten in the second to leave the Wolvesin which Towns He showed his face with twelve points as a result of a perfect four out of four from the arc.

The Nuggets They did not stop stepping on the accelerator and increased their lead in the third period. Two triples followed by Aaron Gordon and Michel Porter They gave them a 22-point margin and the maximum advantage reached 29 points before Andersonwith a jump shot, reduced it to 27 entering the fourth period.

With 5.54 minutes left in the fourth period and the game already decided, the Wolves They took their starters off the court to save energy for the next chapters of the series.

The fourth game will be played this Sunday, again at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

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