The Phoenix Suns won a counterattack. ‘Operation 2GO’ was a perfect hit.
Phoenix defeated the Denver Nuggets 121-114 in Game 3 of the 2022-2023 NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4 best-of-7) held at the Phoenix Footprint Center in Arizona, USA on the 6th (Korean time).
Phoenix, who recorded two consecutive losses at home in Denver, won the counterattack and laid the foundation for advancing to the Western Finals.
Phoenix’s main point guard Chris Paul was sidelined due to injury, but the league’s best one-two punch Devin Booker (47 points, 9 assists) and Kevin Durant (39 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists) combined for 86 points and Jamal Murray. (32 points), Nikola Jokic (30 points, 17 rebounds, 17 assists) and Michael Porter Jr. (21 points, 12 rebounds) defeated Denver.
The end of a 2-game losing streak. Not even Paul was here. However, Phoenix had a corner to believe. Cameron Payne and Josh Okogi, who have good defensive performance, were placed as starting members. Minimizing the defensive burden of Booker and Durant, he pushed ‘Durant GO, Booker GO’.
He showed his power from the first half. In the first half, Booker showed strong power. In the second quarter, Phoenix took a complete lead, 38-21. Booker’s score exploded, and Durant also added points in the middle, devastating the Denver defense.
However, when the two players slowed down in the third quarter, Denver’s fierce counterattack continued. Based on the game coordination of the genius Jokic, Murray and Michael Porter Jr. scored. Eventually, they managed to turn around midway through the third quarter.
However, Denver lacked a 3-point shot at the crucial moment. Only Michael Porter Jr. recorded a 60% 3-point shooting success rate (6 successful 10 attempts), but most of the 3-pointers such as Murray, Aaron Gordon, and Caldwell Pope missed.카지노사이트
In the end, when Denver couldn’t catch the flow, Phoenix steadily ran away with Booker and Durant’s breakthrough under the goal or mid jumper. Phoenix, who led by 10 points at the beginning of the 4th quarter again with the ‘To Go’, finished the game without losing the lead.
At the end of the 4th quarter, Denver started scoring with Jokic and Murray, but Phoenix Durant’s clutch mid jumper and layup shot went in one after another and knelt down.