Nuggets Claw Their Way Back in Game 3 of Western Conference Final

Nikola Jokic in 2019. Photo by Nikola Krstic/Shutterstock (10359146l)

Having gone 2-0 down in the Western Conference final against LA Lakers, the Denver Nuggets have clawed their way back into the series by defeating the Lakers 114-106 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday night.

Having blown a crucial lead in Game 2, the Nuggets clearly learned from their past mistakes and dominated proceedings for the majority of last night’s game. While the Lakers looked as if they were to pull off another comeback in the fourth quarter by scoring 31 points, the Nuggets had enough fuel left in the tank to fend off their attack.

Jamal Murray proved indispensable for the Nuggets, scoring 28 points, making 12 assists, and racking up eight rebounds. This included a three-pointer from distance to cap off his solid performance.

Nikola Jokic had yet another strong game for the Nuggets, finishing with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists, while Jerami Grant provided a huge offensive performance to score a career-high 26 points.

The Nuggets and Lakers next face off in Game 4 of the series, taking place on Friday the 25th of September at the AdventHealth Arena at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.