Jokic scores 43 points, but Spurs force Game 7

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Giannis Askounis

26/Apr/19 07:02

Despite Nikola Jokic dropping a career-high 43 points, the Denver Nuggets lost to the San Antonio Spurs.

By John Askounis/

The San Antonio Spurs tied the best-of-seven series versus the Denver Nuggets, 3-3, with the 120-103 home win on Thursday. Nikola Jokic was all over the place scoring 27 of his career-high 43 points in the second half, but wasn’t enough for the visitors. The Joker made 19/30 from the field, also tallied 12 boards, nine assists, two steals and one block in 38 minutes.

LaMarcus Aldridge posted a 26-point, 10-rebound double-double and DeMar DeRozan had 25 points. Three more of Gregg Popovich’s players went over ten points. Europeans Marco Belinelli helped out with nine points and Jakob Poeltl with eight, but Donatas Motiejunas didn’t get on the board and Davis Bertans didn’t play.

The other European player of the lone NBA Playoffs Game on Thursday, Juan Hernangomez, played one minute without putting up any stat for the Nuggets. Game 7 will be played on Saturday at Denver’s Pepsi Center and the winner will go on to face the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference’s Semifinals.