Denver Nuggets defeated the Phoenix Suns in the second round of the playoffs.
Denver defeated Phoenix 125-107 in the first leg of the 2022-2023 NBA Western Conference Playoffs Round 2 (4 out of 7) held at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado on the 30th.
Denver, which ranked first in the Western Conference in the regular league, defeated the 8th seed Minnesota Timberwolves 4-1 in the first round of the playoffs, and then won the match against Phoenix, advancing to the Western Conference playoff finals for the first time in three seasons. I took my first step towards it lightly.
Against Phoenix, which was lined with star players such as Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and Chris Paul, Denver took a 40-39 lead early in the second quarter with Aaron Gordon’s dunk and never turned it over. In the middle of the fourth quarter, Jeomal Murray and Nikola Jokic concentrated on 14 points in a row and ran away by 25 points, virtually deciding the game.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Head, who scored 34 points, including 6 3-point shots, and delivered 9 assists, became the number one contributor to the victory, and Yokichi also contributed with 24 points and 19 rebounds. In Phoenix, Durant struggled with 29 points and 14 rebounds, but his performance was not very good, with 7 turnovers.