The Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), in which Nicola Jokic played an active role with a “triple double,” left only one win in advancing to the second round of the playoffs (PO).
Denver won 120-111 against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 3 of the 2022-2023 NBA Western Conference PO Round 1 (4 wins from 7 matches) held at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on the 22nd (Korean time).
Denver, who won both games스포츠토토 1 and 2 at home, also won the first game of the 2nd consecutive away game, taking the lead with 3 wins in the series.
If they win the 4th game in the same place on the 24th, Denver will advance to the 2nd round of PO in 2 seasons.
Jokichi, who showed off his prowess as MVP in the regular league for two consecutive seasons in the previous two games, including scoring 27 points in the second game, recorded a triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists that day.
Michael Porter Jr., with 25 points and 9 rebounds, also stood out
Minnesota struggled with Anthony Edwards (36 points) and Karl-Anthony Towns (27 points, 7 rebounds), but could not overcome the power difference.
In the Eastern PO held in New York, the New York Knicks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-79 and took a 2-1 lead in the series.
RJ Barrett, who had 19 points and 8 rebounds, and Jaylen Brunson, who had 21 points, tied for New York’s victory.
The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Boston Celtics 130-122 with Trae Young, who scored 32 points and provided 9 assists, and won 1 counterattack after 2 losses.