Paul 17 points, 15 assists and 0 turnovers, the Suns beat the Nuggets 2-0
The Suns beat the Nuggets 123-98 at home , The series leads 2 to 0.
Jokic comes up to score a jumper, Crowder mid-range, three-pointer In response, Booker also hit a long shot. The Nuggets missed a three-pointer. The first 9 shots were all irons, but they got a lot of opportunities to attack the basket. Ayton got 2 fouls on the sun’s side, but Bridges made consecutive shots, and Booker and Saric made three pointers. The Suns led 25-21 in the first quarter. The Nuggets made 1 of 12 three-pointers, and Button, who had just returned, hit a goal.
In the second quarter, Cameron Johnson and Saric hit three more points, and the Suns widened the difference. Gordon dunked, Jokic couldn’t get the ball in the low post, but he used a difficult hook and two jumpers to help the Nuggets chase points. Booker singled out 2+1, steals and dunks. Paul continued to make a mid-range vote and the Suns led 52-42 in the first half.
The two teams did not feel good in the first half. The Suns shot 40.9%, the Nuggets only 36%, and they made 4 of 22 three-pointers.
In the third quarter, Crowder scored 2 three-pointers. Ayton made free throws and dunks. The Suns led by 19 points 62-43. After Paul succeeded in a jumper, the Suns led by 21 points. Morris and Button made two three-pointers, Jokic throwing, the Nuggets narrowed the difference. Booker split the fire, Paul quickly found Bridges, the latter completed a dunk, the Suns led by 22 points at most. Millsap scored three-pointers in the last half minute, and the Nuggets fell behind 67-86 in the three quarters.
In the fourth quarter, Paul led the team with a mid-range shot and then assisted Craig to hit a three-pointer. After that, Craig scored 5 points in a row and Paul made two three-pointers. With 8 minutes and 36 seconds left in the quarter, the Suns led 102-75 and reached 27 points. After that, Johnson and Bridges made two three-pointers. The Suns led by 31 points. The two sides removed the main rotation players and declared the game to enter garbage time ahead of schedule. .
Paul scored 17 points, 15 assists and 0 turnovers! Booker had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Ayton had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Bridges had 16 points, Crowder had 11 points and Craig had 10 points.
Jokic had 24 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. Porter had 3 of 13 and 11 points and 6 rebounds. Button played 16 minutes and scored 10 points.