NBA Playoffs: San Antonio Spurs Clinch 6th Game As Series Tied At 3-3
Nikola Jovic scored a career-high 43 points for Denver Nuggets as they lost against San Antonio Spurs 103-120
On Friday, the AT&T center in San Antonio witnessed some breathtaking action by their home team. The San Antonio Spurs came back from a 3-2 deficit to level the series 3-3 against the Denver Nuggets, to extend the series decider to the final game.
Unity in Play Earn Victory for Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs were not in their usual best right from the beginning of the playoffs. But, on Friday night, their performance was simply outstanding. Despite playing five playoff games, the Spurs could not get the momentum rolling on their side. Game 6 proved that the team had all the ingredients to make it to the conference semi-finals.
Stats Speaks it all
The San Antonio Spurs scored a massive 57.1% through field goals. In addition, they scored a humongous 41.7% points through three pointers, bamboozling the Denver defence. Of the 17 free throws they attempted, 14 were scored, with a success rate of 82.4%. They had the upper hand in all the scoring statistics and they deserved to be victorious.
Sluggish Start By Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets lacked firepower at the start, which gave the San Antonio Spurs a massive advantage. They were trailing from the first quarter, but managed to narrow the gap in the following timeframe. Though they fought back valiantly, their efforts were nullified by an aggressive Spurs team. The final quarter saw the San Antonio Spurs amassing a winning 30 points to Denver’s 18, sealing the win for the home team.
Spurs- Stand Out players
The 57.1% field goals were collectively scored by their forwards and guards. Aldridge and DeRozan of the Spurs notched a combined 51 points. Forbes, White and Gay were the secondary scorers, each of them individually contributing fifty percent to the 57.1% of field goals. With the games levelled at 3-3, the series decider will be played at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Sunday.