Jokic, Nuggets take 2-1 lead against Trail Blazers

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Antigoni Zachari

28/May/21 08:59

Eurohoops.net

The advantage shifts back in the Nuggets’ favor after beating Portland on the road in Game 3

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Nikola Jokic dominated once again with 36 points, 11 rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 120-115 win against the Portland Trail Blazers, which gives them a 2-1 advantage in the playoffs series.

Adding up to Jokic’s efforts, newly signed Austin Rivers erupted in the fourth quarter, hitting four out of his total five three-pointers to finish the game with 21 points overall. In the meantime, Facu Campazzo flirted with triple-double figures for the Nuggets, with 11 points, 8 assists and 8 rebounds.

Damian Lillard led Portland with 36 points, CJ McCollum added 22 while Jusuf Nurkic had a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

The Milwaukee Bucks are one win away from completing a sweep against the Miami Heat, after another blowout 113-84 victory for a 3-0 lead in the series.

Khris Middleton scored 22 points for the Bucks, Jrue Holiday added 19 points and 12 assists, while Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 17 points and 17 rebounds.

Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo paced the Heat with 19 and 17 points respectively, as the team is with its back on the wall and Game 4 on Saturday will be decisive.

The Los Angeles Lakers bounced back in their homecourt, to beat the Phoenix Suns 109-95 in front of a full Staples Center and take a 2-1 lead in the playoffs series.

Anthony Davis had 34 points and 11 rebounds, LeBron James added 21 points and nine assists, as Los Angeles celebrated its first home playoff game in more than 8 years.

DeAndre Ayton led Phoenix with 22 points, 11 rebounds and Devin Booker had 19 points.

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