Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic dunks the ball in a 108-90 win over the San Antonio Spurs in game five of the first round of their Western Conference playoff series on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
The Denver Nuggets got down right defensive on Tuesday night.
And it turned out to be a great thing.
The Nuggets stifled the Spurs and protected their home court in a 108-90 win over the San Antonio Spurs in their first round playoff series. The Nuggets take a 3-2 series lead.
Denver held San Antonio to 41% shooting from the field and only seven three-pointers in 24 attempts.
On the offesnvie end, the Nuggets were good enough, shooting 50% and connecting on 14-of-33 threes (42.4%).
The Spurs could only muster 23 points or fewer in each of the first three quarters.
Jamal Murray was one of six Nuggets in double figures. He scored a team-high 23 points. Nikola Jokic added 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.
The Nuggets and Spurs will play game six Thursday night at 6 p.m. MDT in San Antonio.
Postgame comments from Nuggets guard Jamal Murray.
Postgame comments from Nuggets guard Gary Harris.
Postgame comments from Nuggets forward Torrey Craig.
Postgame comments from Nuggets guard Malik Beasley.
Postgame comments from Nuggets head coach Michael Malone.
Postgame comments from Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan.
Postgame comments from Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.