Denver Nuggets ride a dominant Nikola Jokic performance to a 118-102 win over the Phoenix Suns and taking a 3-2 Western Conference semis lead
- Jokic put up a triple-double of 29 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists in the win
- It sets up a do-or-die Game 6 for Phoenix, who lost only one home playoff game
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Nikola Jokic dropped a triple-double as the Denver Nuggets put up a dominant performance on the Phoenix Suns, coming out on top 118-102 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
Jokic finished the night with 29 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists as the Nuggets took a lead with 1:25 left in the second quarter and never looked back.
It sends the series back to Phoenix – where the Suns have lost only one game all playoffs – with the Nuggets having the chance to send the home team packing.
Including Jokic, four of the Nuggets five starters had double-digit points with Michael Porter Jr. (19 points), Jamal Murray (19 points), and Aaron Gordon (10 points) coming up with big nights.
But the biggest surprise came from bench player Bruce Brown, who dropped a staggering 25 points and five rebounds on a 7-11 shooting line.
For Phoenix, Devin Booker led the way with 28 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Kevin Durant put up a double-double with 26 points and 11 rebounds as DeAndre Ayton added 14 points and nine rebounds as well.
The Denver Nuggets rode a great performance from Nikola Jokic to win Game 5 over Phoenix
The Serbian superstar dropped 29 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists in the 118-102 victory
Devin Booker led the way for Phoenix with 28 points, six rebounds, and four assists
It was an amazing night from Bruce Brown, who dropped 25 points on a 7-11 shooting line
A 26 point, 11 rebound double-double from Kevin Durant did not prove to be enough
Denver’s Jamal Murry put up an impressive 19 points, five rebounds, and six assists
Aaron Gordon dropped ten points, six rebounds, and six assists to contribute as well
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