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Murray became a Dalek and destroyed the Lakers. Denver is closer than ever to the NBA Finals

Date: February 28, 2024 Time: 17:27:14

Introduction: All-time NBA playoff series teams have lost 0-3 streak: 0 wins and 149 losses. But what if LeBron James deliberately brought the situation to 0-3 to come back triumphantly, take the NBA title, and shut down all GOAT questions? And then I woke up.

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Los Angeles Lakers: Davis – 28, James – 23, Reeves – 23, Hatimura – 13, Walker – 9, Schroeder – 5, Russell – 3, Brown – 2, Vanderbilt – 2, Bamba, Beasley, Gabriel, Christie, Thompson, harrison

Denver Nuggets: Murray 37, Jokic 24, Caldwell-Pope 17, Brown 15, Porter 14, Gordon 7, Green 5, Bryant, Brown, Jackson, Jordan, Nnaji, Smith, Watson, Chanchar

How it all began

Five minutes, five minutes. Jamal Murray has 11 points in the first five-minute segment on 100% shooting, a promising start to the game, like the entire first half. At the same time, Nikola Jokic remained as passive as possible – based on the results of the first 24 minutes, he can be safely recognized as the fifth best player of the starting five. Denver’s defense really stepped up in this series, it immediately caught my attention.

The Nuggets really looked energetic, constantly moving around the court, occasionally confusing today’s opponent. The Lakers seemed slow and lost. The Ozerniki focused on shooting from medium and long range, without passing under the basket. And in one of these launches you will not get far.

Anthony Davis preferred to talk to the umpires rather than go back on defense when you were down 0-2 in a series. But LeBron James, heir to the famous Scott Foster, still knows how to “talk” for real. Chris Paul avenged, if you will!

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Foster, in turn, turned out to be a man with a sense of humor, replying to the King: “Indeed, you’ve been waiting for this for 25 years!” Or something like that.

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For Murray, everything seemed easy and calm. It’s safe to say that the 26-year-old basketball player from Denver is back in 2020 bubble form. Murray is the kind of guy we don’t say, “Well, he’s definitely an All-Star player.” Many don’t even perceive him as a supporting star on the Nuggets. and he should

One way or another, Jamal plays more reliably and much better than those defenders who were more preferred. Murray didn’t develop into a point guard in the classic sense of the term or a playmaker, but a truly intimidating scorer, whose moves are sometimes reminiscent of Stephen Curry.

A vivid example of this: the Lakers begin to slowly close the gap (without LeBron, the Lakers did not succeed), Jamal returns everything to its original position without any problems – “+10”. At the end of the first half, the defender had 30 points, four rebounds and one assist.

The video is available on the Champion.Basket telegram channel. Video rights belong to NBA MEDIA VENTURES, LLC.

In the second half, Murray’s performance is a bit more modest: only seven points scored. But Serbian center Nikola Jokic stepped in on time, scoring 19 points in the next 24 minutes, grabbing four rebounds and four assists.

Can’t live without LeBron James?

Perhaps the most important segment of today’s game. LeBron James goes to rest when the score is 93:93, and the guests immediately take the lead with a five-point margin. You can answer the question in the subtitle by the fact that after that, Denver continued to increase its lead: “+10”. It’s not really about James.

The video is available on the Champion.Basket telegram channel. Video rights belong to NBA MEDIA VENTURES, LLC.

General

I wonder if anyone remembers that D’Angelo Russell, averaging seven points on 29.6 ppg with Denver in the series, was once a good player and even an All-Star. I’m already forgetting Russell was not enough in this series.

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I really don’t get Darwin Ham’s idea of ​​using Anthony Davis less in the second half, I really don’t get the idea of ​​saying in a post-match interview that all is well with D’Angelo. The idea of ​​leaving players open at the 3-point line is not very clear, since the Nuggets are strong in this aspect. It’s not quite clear…insert something of your own at last.

The Denver Nuggets are the most complete and diversified team. Jokic was not in the first half? Jamal Murray did it. Jokic missed almost the entire third quarter due to too many fouls? Bruce Brown and Kentavius ​​​​Caldwell-Pope will go into battle, while Aaron Gordon will work on defense. Jokic returned to the final 12-minute stretch and responded with 15 points.

Absolute demoralization of the Los Angeles Lakers. As Charles Barkley said, Denver has a good place to play golf. And that’s where he’ll spend his time when the NBA Finals kick off. How does it seem.

Barkley’s idea for Denver:

Barkley hinted at who will be the NBA champion this season

statistical summary

Denver guard Jamal Murray scored a total of 40 points in the first quarter of Game 3 and the final Game 2, the most points scored in two quarters in the last 25 playoffs by any player.Lakers forward , LeBron James, in this playoff draw he made 24 of 99 shots – that’s 24.2% of the implementation Jamal Murray is the third player since 1997 with more than 30 points in the first half of the postseason meeting. Previously, Devin Booker (33 points in 2021) and Allen Iverson (30 points in 2001) managed to do this. Nuggets center Nikola Jokic became the second player in NBA history with 2000+ points, 1000 + rebounds and 800+ assists in one particular. season (including regular season and playoffs). The first was Oscar Robertson in the 1961/1962 season. LeBron James beat Bill Russell (137) and ranked fifth in playoff history in the number of double-doubles completed: 138 The four include Tim Duncan (164), Magic Johnson (157), Wilt Chamberlain (143 ) and Shaquille O’Neal (142).

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Puck Henry
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