SAN ANTONIO – DeMar DeRozan had 30 factors and 10 assists, Dejounte Murray scored 26 factors and the San Antonio Spurs beat Denver 119-109 on Friday night time to snap the Nuggets’ five-game profitable streak.
San Antonio held Denver to 23 factors within the remaining quarter for its third straight victory, all at house. The Spurs and Nuggets are each 11-8 and tied for fourth within the Western Convention.
Nikola Jokic had 35 factors and 10 rebounds, and Jamal Murray added 20 factors for Denver. The Nuggets had not misplaced since falling 109-105 to the Utah Jazz on Jan. 17.
Keldon Johnson added 18 factors and Patty Mills had 17 for San Antonio.
Dejounte Murray poked the ball away from Jamal Murray and scored a contested layup over Jokic to present the Spurs a 113-103 lead with 3:08 remaining. It marked the second straight recreation Murray had a late steal towards the opposing level guard to assist the Spurs.
San Antonio constructed a 10-point lead halfway via the second quarter and regained it two minutes into the third. The Spurs used mid-range jumpers and drives to determine each leads, ending with 54 factors within the paint.
Denver responded every time behind its stars, Jokic and Murray.
After taking simply two free throws in comparison with 17 from the Spurs within the first half, the Nuggets had 18 free throws within the second half.
Nuggets: Murray injured his proper hip after crashing right into a stanchion close to Denver’s bench with 8:49 left within the fourth quarter. Murray tumbled after charging at and fouling Mills on a 3-point try. Murray exited the sport shortly after and spent a number of minutes stretching and jogging to check the hip within the crew’s tunnel earlier than returning to the sport with 5:29 remaining. … Denver had gained three straight towards San Antonio. … The Nuggets have been a franchise-best 7-2 on the street via 9 video games getting into Friday. … JaMychal Inexperienced had three factors and 7 rebounds after gathering 15 factors and 10 rebounds towards Miami on Wednesday.
Spurs: San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, who turned 72 on Thursday, lately obtained and did a PSA for the COVID-19 vaccination. “If we will do our half in any means, in making individuals really feel snug that getting this shot is sensible each for them and everyone else round them, I believe we have to do it,” Popovich stated. … Murray and reserves Mills, Devin Vassell, Rudy Homosexual and Jakob Poeltl lead all NBA lineups in defensive effectivity and in plus-minus score per possession this season.
Nuggets: Host the Utah Jazz on Sunday.
Spurs: Host the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.
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