Reporter Daehyun Moon = The Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) defeated the Orlando Magic with the help of Nicola Jokic.
Denver beat Orlando 119-116 in the 2022-23 NBA regular league home game held at the Denver Ball Arena in Colorado, USA on the 16th (Korean time).
Denver (30-13), which has won 6 consecutive wins, has risen to first place in the Western Conference alone, beating the Memphis Grizzlies (29-13), who did not play that day. In addition, Denver ran a 13-game winning streak at home.
In Denver, Jokic recorded a triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists. Aaron Gordon also contributed with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
On the other hand, Orlando, who suffered two consecutive losses, remained in 13th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 16 wins and 28 losses.
Denver, who finished the first half 69-56, extended their lead with Jamal Murray’s outside shot and Aaron Gordon’s dunk.
Orlando pursued back-to-back points from Prinz Wagner and Paolo Bankero, but it wasn’t enough to close the lead. Denver finished the third quarter with a 96-88 lead.
Denver showed uneasiness at the beginning of the fourth quarter. While Nicola Jokic stayed on the bench, the attack stagnated, and Wagner’s attack was not blocked and allowed to pursue. At the end of the game, Denver even allowed a 114-115 comeback. 바카라
However, at the end of the game, the Denver bench’s resourcefulness shone. 17 seconds before the end of the game, Gordon made both free throws to make it 116-115.
Later, in Orlando, Markel Fultz took two free throws but only made one, tying the score at 116-116.
Denver had the last laugh in a close game. Denver confirmed the victory with Jokic making a 3-pointer right before the end of the game.