Western Conference Shakeup: Spurs Stun Nuggets in Thrilling Finish

Revolution in the Western Conference. The San Antonio Spurs were the unexpected guest that blew up all expectations, making a monumental mess by inflicting a very damaging defeat on the Denver Nuggets.

Brutal comeback in the last quarter and basket in the last second of Devonte Graham to win 121-120 and put Denver in a very unfavorable situation.

Now there is a three-way tie at the top of the West with Sunday’s game remaining. Thunder (1st), Timberwolves (2nd) and Nuggets (3rd) are with the same record of 56-25.

The final day features the following games: Timberwolves-Suns, Thunder-Mavericks and Grizzlies-Nuggets. The Thunder are licking their lips right now.

Let’s briefly review the games in Denver, Oklahoma City and Minnesota.

Spurs 121 Nuggets 120

Monumental screw-up by the defending champions. They started with a victory advantage over the Thunder and Timberwolves, and the Spurs played without Devin Vassell, Jeremy Sochan, Keldon Johnson, Big Branham y Cedi Osman. And yet he lost Denver, also leaving with his starting gala quintet. To make them look at it, especially because of how they lost.

Denver led by 23 points in the third quarter. Already in the last quarter, a triple Christian Braun It made it 90-107 and there were only 10 minutes left in the game. What happened from there is inexplicable.

Partial of 16-4 to bring the score closer to 106-111 and a final miracle by Devonte’ Graham, with 2 decisive baskets.

Graham made it 119-120 with 30.3 seconds left, Nikola Jokic He missed his very own mid-distance shot with 9 seconds left, Three Jones He saved the ball on the baseline, gave a long counterattack pass and Graham, with his defender on top, scored 121-120 in the final second, with 9 tenths left. The Spurs fans went crazy and Denver collapsed. More than long faces in the current champions.

The fourth quarter score was 34-20 for San Antonio.

San Antonio had Victor Wembanyama with 34 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists, after taking 27 shots and making 5 triples; Sandro Mamukelashvili he had 21 points and 12 rebounds; and Tre Jones, 13 points and 10 assists.

In Denver, 35 points of Jamal Murray and 22 points and 12 assists from Jokic.

Thunder 125 Bucks 107

Oklahoma City Thunder had no problem comfortably defeating the Bucks without Giannis Antetokounmpo and without Damian Lillard.

Thunder dominated despite the more than irregular game of Shai Gilgeous-Alexanderwho scored 23 points, but with 7 of 21 shooting, which included 0 of 7 from three-point range.

Chet Holmgren He made 22 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks in 25 minutes, Aaron Wiggins He scored 19 points from the substitution and Jalen Williams 17 since ownership.

Milwaukee sees the New York Knicks equal it in second position after beating the Brooklyn Nets 111-107 in a game in which the home team Jalen Brunson added 30 points and 11 assists and the visitor Cam Thomas finished with 41 points.

Now the Bucks and Knicks are 49-32.

Timberwolves 109 Hawks 106

Minnesota experienced the return of Karl-Anthony Townswho played 28 minutes, and enjoyed a dominant game of Rudy Gobertwho was the key player on his team in the company of Mike Conley.

The former Jazz duo stepped forward at a crucial moment. The Frenchman’s performance was tremendous: 25 points, 19 rebounds, 5 blocks and 10 of 10 from the field. Conley, meanwhile, added 13 points and 10 assists.

The center’s contribution is also important. Naz Reidauthor of 19 points.

The big local star, Anthony Edwardsoffered a gray performance.

2024-04-13 04:59:55
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