Denver Nuggets need a single win

Denver Nuggets need a single win

Denver Nuggets is one win away against the Miami Heat from winning their first-ever NBA title, as they now lead the finals series. The Nuggets now have a 3-1 series lead, after dominating the Heat in Game 4. While the performance of Jokic and Murray in their matches are already given, the Nuggets got a surprising performance from Aaron Gordon. On the other hand, the Heat were not able to grab the opportunity of playing at home. From their successive home game against the Nuggets, they were not able to record a single win. This is unfortunate for the Heat, as they are now heading to a do-or-die game due to these defeats. The Game 5 between the Heat and the Nuggets will be on June 13, 2023, at 8:30 AM (GMT+8), with the Nuggets heading back home.

Denver Nuggets

NBA: Denver Nuggets
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The Nuggets are now near in tasting their first NBA title in their history if they can win in this match. After a disappointing loss in Game 2, they were able to bounce back, winning twice in a row. What is more impressive from these wins is the fact that they did this in front of Miami’s crowd. With 3-1 lead, the Nuggets are hungrier to win in this match. Moreover, Mike Malone says that his guys are focused to winning one game to be called champions. “We haven’t done anything yet. We have to win another game to be world champions. Our guys are locked in. We’re focused,” he said. While Jokic and Murray’s numbers are already expected for the Nuggets, Aaron Gordon is a surprise. He topped the scorers in that match, scoring 27 points, as he was left with mismatches.

Gordon is aiming to build on from his stellar performance in Game 4, and continue to provide numbers for the Nuggets. Furthermore, Nikola Jokic continues to lead the Nuggets with 30.1 points per game. On the other hand, Jamal Murray, and Aaron Gordon has 26.7, and 13.7 points per game respectively.

Miami Heat

NBA: Miami Heat
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On the other hand, it seems like elimination awaits the Heat once again, after being dominated by the Nuggets even at home. Unfortunately, they were not able to make use of their home advantage in the past two matches. The Heat’s run this season is already impressive, no mater what the result of this series. However, it could have been more special if they can climb back after being down by two games in this series. They not have a two-game disadvantage, considering how capable their opponents were. In Game 4, the Nuggets outplayed the Heat, which cost the Heat to suffer defeat in that match. Coming into this game, the Heat will to give up, as they will try to live another day in the series.

Jimmy Buttler and Bam Adebayo continues to provide numbers for the Heat. These two consistently provide numbers for the Heat. Butler is with 27.2 points per game, while Adebayo is chipping in 17.8 points per game. However, Tyler Herro remains to be unavailable for the Heat in Game 5.


Denver Nuggets
Total Under: 109.5
Odds: 0.85

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