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2021 NBA Playoffs Handicapping Round 2
(3-0) Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets (0-3)
Date: Sunday, June 13th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: Suns -145 | Nuggets +135
NBA Betting Odds: Suns -3
NBA Betting Total: 222
The Phoenix Suns will attempt to sweep the semi-finals series versus the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, June 13th.
Nikola Jokic was presented with the Most Valuable Player award in front of the packed house at Ball Arena but that wasn’t enough to inspire Denver to get into the series.
Teams holding a 3-0 series lead are 142-0 all-time in playoff history. While this is essentially the same Nuggets crew that came back twice last season after falling behind 1-3, without Jamal Murray they simply don’t have the necessary weapons.
There were moments in Game 3 where it looked like the Nuggets might be able to go on a run and claw their way back into the match but like he’s done all series Chris Paul simply wouldn’t allow it.
Whether it was a sneaky play to draw his defender into a ticky-tack foul, a pull-up mid-range shot, zipping a dime to a wide-open sniper, or owning clutch time CP3 made sure Denver never had a chance.
The veteran point guard is known for being one of the most competitive players in the association and his effect on the youngsters following his lead is palpable.
All five starters registered double-figure scoring with the Suns backcourt leading the way. Devin Booker collected 28 points, six rebounds, four assists, and a steal. Paul registered 27 points, six boards, eight assists, and three steals.
Deandre Ayton produced a double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds while Jae Crowder and Mikal Bridges scored 14 and 11 points respectively.
The Suns won or tied most key categories dominating the perimeter (12 of 26) shooting 46.2 percent versus the Nuggets (14 of 41) 34.1 percent. One area they need to clean up is the offensive glass as Denver dominated 18 to 4.
Jokic lived up to the hype delivering a triple-double of 32 points, 20 rebounds, and 10 assists with a block but his supporting cast wasn’t up to the challenge.
Although Michael Porter Jr. is dealing with a sore back he was the only other starter to join Jokic with double figures (15). Two reserves also reached that mark with Monte Morris (21) having his best game of the series.
Will Barton who coach Michael Malone cited as the only Nuggets player from Game 2 who played with intensity witnessed an uptick in playing time and registered 14 points with seven rebounds.
Notably, Aaron Gordon was among those in the locker room who called upon his team to play with more intensity and not scared after Game 1. Gordon perhaps was trying too hard as he scored only four points on 2 of 10 shooting.
Watching the pre-game celebration for Jokic it was impossible to ignore Jamal Murray (and PJ Dozier) who would’ve been huge especially offensively for this Nuggets team that is succumbing to the injuries they’ve battled all season.
That’s not to say the Nuggets with Murray be guaranteed to advance, but it sure would’ve been a more exciting series.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nuggets are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Suns are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
Grab your brooms — if the Nuggets couldn’t fight for the victory on Friday they’ll be ready to pack their vacation bags today.
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