It's a series-deciding game and Denver Nuggets will be at home for the decider as they host San Antonio Spurs in Game-7 at Pepsi Center, in Denver, Colorado, USA, on Sunday morning (IST).
What competition it is? NBA Playoffs
Series: Eastern Conference playoffs, Game-7
Teams: Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs
Match Day: April 28, 2019
Jump Ball Time: @ 07:30 AM IST
Where the game is played? Pepsi Center (21,000)
TV Info: Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA matches in India. Premier members can also catch the Live Action on SonyLiv App.
DEN vs SAS Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Everything was on the line for San Antonio Spurs, as a defeat would have left them out the post-season. While Denver Nuggets had the clear targets as well. They headed to San Antonio knowing that a win would take them into the conference semifinals.
Spurs were under the immense pressure but they shone the brightest, coming to the game with a pang of more hunger and showing far more aggression and precision on the court. They won the match 120-103 at AT&T Center and forced the series-deciding Game-7.
The loss spoiled Nikola Jokic's herculean efforts, who scored a game-high 43 points, gashed 12 rebounds, and recorded nine assists. It wasn't enough though as Spurs' old guards LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan erupted for a combined 51 points, 17 rebounds, and 12 assists.
Rudy Gay provided more thrust from the bench, scoring 19 points to keep San Antonio alive in the series.
Other than Jokic, Paul Millsap (12 pts), Jamal Murray (16 pts) and Gary Harris (14 pts) all scored in the double digits.
But the 2nd unit made a telling difference in the match as Spurs got 36 players from the bench, while Nuggets have only 13 from their 2nd unit
The seventh and the final game of the series will be played at Pepsi Center, in Denver, on Sunday morning (IST).
Regular Season Record-
Denver Nuggets: W-54, L-28
San Antonio Spurs: W-48, L-34
Players to watch out for:
Nikola Jokic – The big Serbian created history in the last game as his monstrous 43 points effort set up the franchise record in the playoffs. Not only that, as he also added nine assists and 11 rebounds to his incredible stats. It was also Jokic's personal best both in the regular season and the playoffs.
In the first six games, he has averaged 23.5 points per game, and also lead the assists (9.0 per game) and rebounds (11.7 per game) charts for Nuggets.
Jamal Murray – His chemistry with Nikola Jokic is incredible. The fifth game of this series was the perfect example of how deadly this combo can be on the Basketball court.
The 22-year-old Point Guard is racking up 18.2 points per game in the playoffs.
San Antonio Spurs:
DeMar DeRozan– The former Toronto Raptors scored 25 points and had 7 assists and 7 rebounds in the last game. He was phenomenal tar is averaging 23.3 in the playoffs this season.
LaMarcus Aldridge – Had a very strong start to the campaign and never slowed down. The veteran Center led the Spurs with 26 points and 10 rebounds in their Game 6 win.
DEN vs SAS Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – There are no fresh injury concerns for Denver Nuggets with Michael Porter Jr remaining their only injury absentee.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.
San Antonio Spurs:
Injured – Dejaunte Murray is out Spurs' only casualty in the series.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
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