Denver Nuggets stars Nikola Jokić and Jamal Murray proved in Game 3 that they have the best two-man game currently in the NBA, propelling the Nuggets to a 2-1 lead over the Miami Heat and resetting the advantage land in the series. . Jokić has put together another historic stat line, and we haven’t even talked about his quality beyond the 3-point arc. Murray suffered a left hand ground burn but should be good for Game 4.
The Nuggets also got a standout performance in Game 3 from ‘rare rookie’ Christian Braun. Braun’s stellar play dampened a night of shooting from Michael Porter Jr. The Nuggets will need another outstanding performance from a third player in order to take a 3-1 lead at Denver for Game 5 on Monday.
On the other side, the Heat lost the physical battle and were significantly outmatched in Game 3. Jimmy Butler still hasn’t had a dominant game in the Finals, and Miami needs him to come out on top if they win. want to even the series. They likely won’t be getting Tyler Herro back for an offensive boost anytime soon, as he’s still recovering from a broken hand he suffered earlier in the playoffs. Miami needs its struggling shooters to step up Game 4.
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What: NBA Finals, Game 4 (Nuggets lead, 2-1)
WHO: Denver Nuggets at the Miami Heat
When: 8:30 p.m. ET Friday
Or: Kaseya Center, Miami
Game 5: In Denver, 8:30 p.m. ET Monday (ABC)
*Game 6: In Miami, 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday (ABC)
*Game 7: In Denver, 8 p.m. ET on June 18 (ABC)
* – if necessary