POST-GAME REACTION: SPURS DROP SECOND STRAIGHT
Though the Nuggets were without three starters, including their second best player in Jamal Murray, they proved more than the Spurs could handle. San Antonio’s youth movement, in addition to injuries to LaMarcus Aldridge and Trey Lyles, has led them to go small. It proved a liability against a big, long, athletic, talented Denver team not only out-rebounded the Spurs 46-35, but out-shot them 55% to 50%.
Michael Porter, Jr. paced Denver with 30 points. Star Nikola Jokic added 25 in the 132-126 final.
Keldon Johnson led San Antonio with 24 points. The Spurs are now 2-2 since the restart. They remain one loss behind Memphis for the 8th spot in the West.