On April 13, 2019, DeMar DeRozan scored 18 points on Basketball playoff series. In the meantime, Derrick White got a key steal during the closing seconds. DeMar DeRozan gain victory over Nuggets in Game 1. He won by 101-96 on Saturday night during their playoff series.
DeMar DeRozan also posted 12 rebounds and six assists as the No. 7. Denver had only 13.3 seconds remaining and had the ball down 97-96. On the other hand, LaMarcus Aldridge got fouled, grabbed the rebound, and hit two free throws. He had only 6.9 seconds left while giving San Antonio 99-96.
The Nuggets had zero timeouts. So he tried to run down on the floor. However, Spurs threw two free throws and sealed the win. Spurs: White scored 16, Rudy Gay scored 14 and Bryn Forbes pitched in 15.
Later on, Nikola Jokic scored a 10-point, 14-assist triple-double and 14-rebound. Murray also played well by adding six steals and scored 17 points. Gary scored 20 points for Denver.
If the Spurs want to Pull Off Series Upset, then they will have to win Perimeter Battle. On Saturday, they entered the game as the NBA’s top three-point shooting team. On the other hand, the Nuggets started the playoffs as the league’s top three-point defending team.
Aldridge and DeRozan could only make 12 of 36 field goals. San Antonio played well. He emerged as a winner to their Perimeter Battle. The Spurs needs more points, but could only score three-pointers. Bryn Forbes is the guard of San Antonio. He answered Torrey Craig by throwing three. This helped him to give his team an 86-80 edge.