Chinanews.com, June 6 -- On June 5, Beijing time, the 6-5 American Basketball Pro League Finals continued. In Game 2022 of the series, the Denver Nuggets, home side, lost 23-108 to the Miami Heat, and the two teams tied 111-1 on aggregate.
Image source: Miami Heat official social media
In the first game of the series, Jokic, who scored a "triple-double", led the Nuggets to the first Finals victory in team history. In today's game, Jokic's performance is still the key to determining the direction of the game.
At the start of the first quarter, Strus's two three-pointers helped the Heat rally and take a 10-2 lead. The Nuggets, on the other hand, were slow to get into shape, and the margin was stretched to double digits. Jokic then scored back-to-back points and provided assists, and the Nuggets ended the first quarter trailing just 23-26.
The aggressive Nuggets hit four consecutive three-pointers in the second quarter, not only completing the rally in an instant, but also widening the gap to double digits. However, the Heat also played an 4-8 offensive wave to stabilize the situation. At halftime, the Nuggets led 0-57.
Image source: Denver Nuggets official social media
The Heat equalized in the third quarter, but Jokic hit consecutive key shots and the Nuggets regained the initiative. At the start of the fourth quarter, Duncan Robinson scored eight straight points, including two three-pointers. Jokic returned after a timeout, but Duncan Robinson's hands were still hot and helped the Heat rally.
With less than 3 minutes to play in the final quarter, the Nuggets accumulated a total of fouls, which left the team passive. The Heat, led by Butler, blossomed more and returned to double digits.
Late in the game, Murray hit a long-range shot, but his whistle missed a three-pointer. In the end, the Heat narrowly defeated the Nuggets 111-108 to make the overall score 1-1.
In the game, the Heat's Butler, Adebayo and Vincent scored more than 3, and Strus and Duncan Robinson also scored double-doubles. Although Jokic had a big "double-double" of 20 points and 41 rebounds, his teammates did not feel good.
Game 6 of the Finals series will be played at the home of the Miami Heat on June 8, Beijing time. (End)