Denver regains lead in NBA Finals against Miami
MOSCOW, June 8 – RIA Novosti. The Denver Nuggets defeated the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Playoff Finals.
The match in Miami ended with a score of 109:94 (24:24, 29:24, 29:20, 27:26). Nikola Jokic (32 points, 21 rebounds, 10 assists) and Jamal Murray (34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists) triple-doubles, while Aaron Gordon (11 points, 10 rebounds) double-doubles. Beam Adebayo lost a double-double (22 points, 17 rebounds), while Jimmy Butler (28 points) was the team’s top scorer.
Jokic and Murray became the first teammates in history to score a triple-double in the same game in the NBA Finals. Jokic also became the seventh player to score two triple-doubles in the final series. Butler, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Draymond Green, Wilt Chamberlain and Larry Bird have done it before. The Serbian center became the first player in Final history to score 30 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in a single game.
94 : 109
The four-win score in the series was 2-1 in favor of Denver. The fourth game of the match will be played on June 9 in Miami.
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