Another NBA night to watch the Orlando Magic play the Denver Nuggets in a conference match that will give us interesting moments of competition and we will be able to enjoy these two teams.
The duel had an extremely balanced start, Nikola Jokic basketing a fast-breaking tray from coast to coast, Nikola Vucevic basketing from medium distance, Gary Harris spiking a ball on penetration, Jamal Murray basketing from medium distance, Michael Porter Jr. Michael Porter Jr. would convert a tray into a penetration, Michael Carter Williams dunked the ball over the defense, Michael Porter Jr. would also respond with a dive. Terrence Ross would score a shot from the perimeter, Orlando would win the quarterback by two possessions.
Magic showed a better approach with a more aggressive offense and took the lead, Gary Harris scored an effective shot from the perimeter, Jamal Murray scored from mid distance, D.J. Augustin scored an effective shot from the perimeter, Nikola Vucevic joined the three-pointers party and scored an effective shot from the perimeter, Orlando increased his lead against a deflated Nugget defense, Nikola Vucevic scored a hook near the paint and became the Magic's offensive engine, finishing the first half 40 - 65 up Orlando.
Magic continued to control the score of the game, Paul Millsap penetrated, scored and got the foul, scored the extra free kick, Nuggets reacted and discounted and got closer by 9 digits, Denver exponentially increased their defense, Nikola Jokic scored an effective shot from the perimeter, Jeremy Grant scored from the 3-point line, Nuggets took the lead for 1 possession, Mo Bamba found a rebound and nailed it, Jamal Murray responded and scored from the perimeter, Nuggets would win the quarter-final and lead the game by 8 digits.
Orlando discounted some digits on the scoreboard, Monte Murray scored an effective shot from the perimeter, Mason Plumlee finished off a rebound with a dive, D.J. Augustin turned a tray into a penetration, Gary Harris assisted Plumlee who dunked it, Markelle Fultz scored from medium distance, reduced the advantage 2 possessions, Nikola Vucevic scored a hook near the hoop and the game became more interesting, Jamal Murray scored from half distance, Murray would convert an effective shot from the perimeter, Nikola Jokic scored a great shot from the perimeter, Evan Fournier responded with a shot from the 3-point line, ending the match 113 - 104 with a Nuggets victory over Magic.
Details and Personal Analysis
In the first half Orlando Magic dominated all aspects of the game through a great offense and defense with Nikola Vucevic as the driving force in the Magic's attack being unstoppable both in painting and in the medium and long distance shots, the first half would go with a great advantage for Orlando and the Nuggets' defense looked absent.
In the second half the reaction of the Nuggets was of great intensity, marking a 23 point lead in the 3rd quarter being very aggressive both in defense and attack, in this period they would take the lead of the game.
The final period would be the most balanced of all, the teams would compete face to face, Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic would be the key players, the advantage that the Nuggets had taken in the 3rd quarter was decisive for the victory of Denver over the Magic that didn't reach their performance in the final period.
Jamal Murray 33 Pts. 5 Reb 1 Ast.
Nikola Jokic 18 Pts. 9 Reb. 12 Ast.
Paul Millsap 15 Pts. 12 Reb. 2 Ast.
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