May 17, 2023 (Jack87 News) – The 2022-2023 season of the NBA continued, and the Los Angeles Lakers ushered in the first game of the Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets in an away game. After the whole game, the Nuggets narrowly beat the Lakers 132-126 and got a good start to the series.

Specific scores: 25-37, 29-35, 38-34, 34-26 (the Lakers are in front).

Nuggets Player Stats: BK8 Jokic 34 points, 21 rebounds, 14 assists and 2 blocks, Aaron Gordon 12 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists, Jamal Murray 31 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals, Pope 21 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists, Michael Porter Jr. 15 Points and 10 rebounds, Bruce Brown 16 points and 4 rebounds, and Jeff Green 3 points.

Lakers Player Stats: Bet99 Davis 40 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks, James 26 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists, Austin Reeves 23 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists, D’Angelo Russell 8 points and 3 assists, Schroeder 6 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists, Hachimura 17 points, Lonnie Walker 6 points and 2 rebounds.

As the game kicked off, the Lakers continued to use the three-guard lineup, with Schroeder replacing Vanderbilt as starter. But at the beginning of the first quarter, seizing the disadvantage of the Lakers’ height, the Nuggets set off a wave of fierce attacks. In less than 5 minutes of the game, the home team had already led 18-9. At the end of this quarter, the Nuggets’ touch continued. After the single quarter, the Nuggets temporarily led 37-25.

In the second quarter, the Nuggets’ offensive inspiration was still there. Among them, Murray’s touch on the outside was the best. He used the screen to get consecutive easy shots. In the middle of this section, Davis made 2 of 2 free throws, turned over and hit the net with a jumper, scoring in double figures. Entering the end of this quarter, the Nuggets still have an obvious advantage. After halftime, the Nuggets continued to lead 72-54.

Changing sides to fight again, Murray hit two three-pointers as soon as he came up. While scoring 20+ personally, he also expanded the Nuggets’ lead to more than 20 points. After assisting Pope with a throw into the net, 22Bet Jokic sent the 10th assist of the game and successfully scored a triple-double. However, the Lakers’ offense has also improved, especially Davis, who scored 13 points on 5 of 5 in a single quarter. After three quarters, the Nuggets continued to lead 106-92.

In the final quarter, the Lakers did not give up, and Reeves’ three-pointer once brought the point difference back to single digits. But the Nuggets called a timeout and adjusted, and quickly replaced Jokic. Soon, Porter Jr. and Jeff Green made consecutive three-pointers, and Murray also made a layup and a turnaround jumper, and the point difference returned to 14 points . The Lakers did not panic, they continued to steadily advance their offensive and defensive strategies. In the end, the Nuggets narrowly beat the Lakers 132-126 and got a good start to the series.

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