Denver Nuggets VS San Antonio Spurs (Game 5) Tuesday04/23/19 ET
The San Antonio Spurs face Denver Nuggets on Tuesday game five of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at the Pepsi Center.
Aldridge had 13 points in the opening quarter, shooting 5 for 9. His final points of the quarter came when he grabbed a miss by Marco Belineli and slammed it back in. Denver rallied in the second, with Jokic and Murray combining for 15 points as the Nuggets outscored 34-22.
The Spurs stopped driving to the basket and the Nuggets began making their 3-pointers. Denver finished 15 for 31 on 3-pointer
The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 41.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last eight road games.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and nine rebounds for San Antonio. DeMar DeRozan added 19 points before he was ejected with five minutes remaining after arguing with an official over an offensive foul.
The Nuggets were more aggressive and physical after a deflating Game 3 loss
The Denver Nuggets are shooting 41.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.
Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Jamal Murray added 24 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs 117-103 on Saturday night, rebounding from a flat performance tie the first-round series at two games apiece.
Spurs are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference
1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games.
Spurs are 16-6 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Denver.
Spurs are 3-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last four road games.
Spurs 17-8 in Spurs last 25 overall.
The Nuggets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest
8-19 ATS in their last 27 vs. NBA Southwest
2-9 ATS in their last 11 Conference Quarterfinals games
over is 6-2 in Nuggets last 8 overall
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