Denver took another step toward the Western Conference Finals with two wins in a row.
The Denver Nuggets of the 1st seed in the West defeated the 4th seed Phoenix Suns in the 2nd round of the 2022-2023 NBA Western Conference playoffs held at the Denver Ball Arena in Colorado, USA on the 2nd (hereinafter Korean time) won with 87. 2 wins in a row
Nikola Jokic scored again with 39 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists, including two 3-pointers. Jamal Murray was not good with 20% field goal success rate and 10 points and 8 assists, but he overcame it. Aaron Gordon scored 16 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 14 points, including four 3-pointers.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
In Phoenix, Devin Booker scored 35 points, including four 3-pointers, and Kevin Durant scored 24 points despite a 37% field goal success rate. However, power was lost when Chris Paul left the court with an injury during the third quarter. Deandre Ayton added 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
The third-seeded Philadelphia 76ers in the East beat the second-seeded Boston Celtics 119-115 in Game 1 of the second round. James Harden exploded with 45 points, including seven 3-pointers. Signature big man Joel Embiid even fulfilled his part when he was absent due to injury. Tyrese Maxie added 26 points and Tobias Harris added 18 points. Boston’s Jayson Tatum scored 29 points.