Nikola Jokic (28, Serbia) held a basketball lecture against Karl-Anthony Towns (27, Dominica).

Denver beat Minnesota by a margin of 109-80 and 29 points in the first leg of the NBA 2022-23 season playoffs held at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado, USA on the morning of the 17th (Korean time).

In Denver, Nikola Jokic scored 13 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists, Michael Porter Jr. scored 18 points and 11 rebounds, including 4 3-pointers, and Jamal Murray made a big success with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists, including 4 3-pointers.

Minnesota had Rudy Gobert with 8 points, 13 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks, Anthony Edwards with 18 points and 5 assists, and Towns with 11 points and 10 rebounds.메이저사이트

Denver completely dominated Minnesota, who gave it their all in the play-in tournament.

Denver, who started the first quarter with a 10-5 score run, allowed a momentary turnaround with Mike Conley’s 3-point shot and Anderson’s consecutive points. However, starting with Bruce Brown’s quick break, Denver blocked all of Minnesota’s attacks with its rapidly improved defense and finished the first quarter with a 26-24, 2-point lead.

Towns, who had been sluggish throughout the first quarter, tried to save his scoring sense with a hook shot, but suffered from sluggish shooting throughout the game. This led to Murray’s 3-pointer and Bruce Brown’s 3-pointer, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also broke the outer shell. Denver, who allowed Edwards to chase for a while, brought the atmosphere back with Porter Jr.’s cut-in dunk and offensive rebound followed by a putback score. Denver ended the first half with a 55-44, 11-point lead.

Entering the third quarter, the difference in performance between the two teams became even more severe. Denver launched an all-out attack in the direction of Yokichi, and Towns had no control over it. Above all, Towns self-destructed by throwing free throws that could be the driving force behind the chase. With Aaron Gordon, Bruce Brown, Caldwell-Pope and Murray bursting into celebration, Denver entered the fourth quarter with an 87-58, 29-point lead.

Veteran Conley tried to turn the atmosphere around with a 3-pointer, but Towns was still so sluggish that even DeAndre Jordan couldn’t penetrate the offense. In the ensuing attack, Murray hit consecutive 3-pointers and completely destroyed Minnesota. Even in the midst of this, when Minnesota did not take its starters off the court, Denver brought Jokic back to the court.

However, Edwards made all two free throws after receiving a dangerous foul from Jokic. And in the ensuing attack, Jokic was kicked off the court with a foul out. However, it was not an irreversible score difference, and Minnesota eventually surrendered the white flag. Afterwards, Denver took the lead in the bench confrontation and won a complete victory over Minnesota by 109-80, 29 points.

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