The Denver Nuggets won 108-103 against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 of the 2023 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Finals held at the Denver Ball Arena on the 19th (hereinafter Korean time).
No. 1 seed Denver is heading into the Conference Finals on a good note, taking both of their first two games. This day, too, was not without a crisis, but it won a valuable victory by leading in concentration in the 4th quarter.
The player who dominated the game 안전놀이터was Jamal Murray. As much as his explosive power, Murray is not easily pushed by anyone in the league. Murray, who scored 37 points on the day, gave the team victory by demonstrating his strength by scoring 23 points in the 4th quarter alone.
Murray, who had not been very good at shooting before, changed completely in the fourth quarter. Four of the five 3-pointers he attempted in the fourth quarter went through the rim. Also, when the Lakers pursued fiercely, he calmly fired the scorer and kept the lead. He also did not miss the free throws obtained from the foul operation.
Denver, who defeated Minnesota and Phoenix in turn and reached the conference finals in three years, is also cruising against the Lakers. However, the interest is not high compared to the achievements they have achieved.
Denver has the league’s best center, Nikola Jokic, but it’s hard to see it as a popular team in the league. Sometimes that aspect leads to undervaluation of the club. In his post-match interview, Murray said that the impetus was that he wasn’t getting as much attention as his performance.
“Even when we win, people talk about the team we played against. We’re the Denver Nuggets, we’re used to that situation, and that motivates us to put in more energy,” Murray said. It will feel sweeter.”
Manager Mike Malone also continues to comment that Jokic is underrated despite his phenomenal performances. Even after the second game, coach Malone expressed regret, saying, “No one talks about Nikola Jokic putting on a historic performance.”
Denver caught two games in a row with the stimulant. Can their momentum carry over into the third game on the road?