Thursday Jun 08, 2023

Jokic, MVP of the regular season for two seasons, rages with triple doubles … NBA Denver, Minnesota and PO 3 wins in a row

The Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), where Nicola Jokic played a big role with a “triple double,” left only one win in advancing to the second round of the playoffs (PO).

Denver won 120-111 against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 3 of the 2022-2023 NBA Western Conference PO Round 1 (4 wins from 7 matches) held at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on the 22nd (Korean time).

Denver, who won both games 1 and 2 at home, also won the first game of the 2nd consecutive away game, taking the lead with 3 wins in the series.

If they win the 4th game in the same place on the 24th, Denver will advance to the 2nd round of PO in 2 seasons.안전놀이터

Jokichi, who showed off his prowess as MVP in the regular league for two consecutive seasons in the previous two games, including scoring 27 points in the second game, recorded a triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists that day.

Michael Porter Jr., with 25 points and 9 rebounds, also stood out.

Minnesota struggled with Anthony Edwards (36 points) and Karl-Anthony Towns (27 points, 7 rebounds), but could not overcome the power difference.

In the Eastern PO held in New York, the New York Knicks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-79 and took a 2-1 lead in the series.

RJ Barrett, who had 19 points and 8 rebounds, and Jaylen Brunson, who had 21 points, tied New York’s victory.

The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Boston Celtics 130-122 with Trae Young, who scored 32 points and provided 9 assists, and won 1 counterattack after 2 losses. [Yonhap News=Comprehensive]


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