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Nuggets take 2-1 lead vs Heat in NBA Finals

Denver pulled away for good in the third quarter en route to a 109-94 victory over Miami in Game Three of the NBA Finals today at the Kaseya Center in Miami.

Aaron Gordon of the Denver Nuggets dunks during the second quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Three of the 2023 NBA Finals at Kaseya Center on Wednesday, June 7, in Miami, Florida (Thursday, June 8, in Manila). PHOTO BY MIKE EHRMANN / AFP

The Nuggets outscored the Heat, 29-20, in the third period and posted their biggest lead at 92-72 with 8:28 remaining in the game to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Finals series.

Two-time Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic led Denver with 32 points, 21 rebounds, 10 assists and two blocks for his NBA record 10th triple-double in the Playoffs. Jamal Murray also finished with a triple-double of 34 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Nuggets.

Jimmy Butler topscored for the Heat with 28 points and Bam Adebayo chipped in 22 points and 17 rebounds.

Game Four is on Saturday (Manila time) in Miami.

Credit belongs to : www.manilatimes.net

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