Denver Nuggets Dominates Miami Heat in the First Game of NBA Finals with 104-93 Win

The Denver Nuggets dominated the Miami Heat in the first game of the NBA Finals that ended with a score of 104-93.

This is the Nuggets’ first victory in a final as it is the first time the franchise has reached this stage of the NBA tournament. Denver began to dominate from the first quarter when they finished the first twelve minutes leading 29-20.

With just under 2:30 left, the Heat cut the Nuggets’ lead to 9 but a layup by Kentavious Caldwell Pope and free throws by Nikola Jokic extended Denver’s lead again.

For the Nuggets, Jokic finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists, this being another triple double for the Serbian’s resume. While for Miami, in a losing effort, Bam Adebayo scored 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

The next game will take place on Sunday when the Heat revisit the Nuggets and try to tie the series.

The Heat had the opportunities. He just failed to get the ball in the rim. It was one of those dark nights in the shot for Miami.

“When you analyze this during games, all the shots look correct. I don’t want to say we can’t make those shots, but we have to get more to the basket,” said Jimmy Butler, who finished with 13 points. “In general, we have to attack the rim more, myself included.”

The statistics illustrate the ineffectiveness: Max Strus missed all 10 of his shots, Duncan Robinson was 1-for-6. Even Caleb Martin, who had put on a brilliant display in the Eastern Conference final, was off the mark.

He holed out 7-1.

This was far from a shooting lesson from the Heat. He hit a flurry of shots in the fourth period to show what he can do and make up the numbers a bit (40.6% from the field from the field).

The team also did not frequently visit the free throw line. He tried two, converted by Haywood Highsmith.

In a league that doesn’t tend to forgive mistakes, several Heat players struggled to make a basket in three quarters. Maybe there was a bit of fatigue after an excruciating Eastern Conference final against the Boston Celtics.

Perhaps it was the effects of playing at Denver’s one-mile altitude. The thing is, Miami didn’t perform as expected from the perimeter.

Sometimes the shots don’t go in. The Heat advanced to the Finals due to Boston’s ineffectiveness from the perimeter in Game 7 of the series, in which the Celtics went 9-for-42.

On Thursday in Denver, the Heat received a dose of that bitter medicine.

His trainer Erik Spoelstra considers Thursday’s misses not the norm, but rather the anomaly of one night.

“We also have guys who can turn on. If you hit a pair, it all becomes an avalanche,” she explained. “One way or another we have to find a way to get the job done.”

final schedule

  • Juego #1: Miami Heat @ Denver Nuggets:
  • Game #2: Miami Heat @ Denver Nuggets: Sunday, June 4
  • Game #3: Denver Nuggets @ Miami Heat: Wednesday, June 7
  • Game #4: Denver Nuggets @ Miami Heat: Friday, June 9
  • Game #5: Miami Heat @ Denver Nuggets: Monday, June 12
  • Game #6: Denver Nuggets @ Miami Heat: Thursday, June 15
  • Game #7: Miami Heat @ Denver Nuggets: Sunday, June 18

2023-06-02 03:45:57

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