In the last game of the day, the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-115 on the court and went ahead 2-1 in their Western series with great performances from the Serbian Nikola Jokic and the Argentine Facundo Campazzo.
Jokic, favorite for the MVP (Most Valuable Player) award, once again carried the weight of the Nuggets with 36 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
The center dominated the game throughout the night and ended the Blazers’ last hopes when, with one second to play and the Nuggets just three points up, he captured an offensive rebound from a missed free throw by Monte Morris and scored the last basket.
Campazzo had a very complete performance on both sides of the court with 11 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals and 1 block.
For the Blazers, who will try to level the tie again in Portland on Saturday, Damian Lillard had 37 points and CJ McCollum another 22. (AFP) (GG)