After suffering a defeat last week against the Spurs last week, the Nuggets came back last night for the win. Thus, the basketball news headline last night said Nuggets defeat the Spurs at Home in a 102-99 victory. Furthermore, this win means the Nuggets get to keep their home winning streak for a total of 8 home victories!
Jamal Murray once again made the most points for the team with 31. However, he did turn his right ankle during the fourth period. After the game, Murray was seen wincing in pain while putting on his dress shoes. Sportsbook Pay Per Head experts believe that this will change the odds for the next game.
On another note, according to basketball news, Murray was not the only one to suffer an injury. This is because Malik Beasley with 21 points also hurt his left ankle in the fourth period.
Nikola Jokic made 21 point, nine rebounds and nine assists. Unfortunately, he was taken out for fouling as the Nuggets almost lost an 18-point lead during the first-half. Bryn Forbes had a 3-point hope to tie the game in the last second. However couldn’t get it thrown in time over Trey Lyles.
Simply at that point, coach Gregg Popovich went by and energetically gave them a piece of his mind. Thus he said “Love you too” as Popovich went down the hallway.
LaMarcus Aldridge also made 24 points for San Antonio, while DeMar DeRozan did well with 15.
The Spurs, the best free shooting team in the NBA, went 4 of 8 from the line over the last 1:48. They were 11 of 20 for the match.
It was the second session of a home-and-home between the groups. The Spurs won 111-103 in San Antonio on Wednesday. In that game, DeRozan and Aldridge made 57 points.
The Nuggets are currently ahead of the Golden State in term of points for in the Western Conference. However basketball betting websites do not believe they can hold on to that lead.
San Antonio made an effort to increase their defense during the second half of the game. Trailing 100-98 with 28 seconds remaining, Derrick White made one of two free tosses. Morris at that point was fouled on a drive to the crate and made both.