Kim O’Reilly, CBS Sports
The NBA. It’s a make-or-miss league. And on Friday night it was the latter for the Miami Heat who shot a combined 32% from 3. That’s not to say that the Heat would’ve won the game had they matched the Denver Nuggets’ long distance proficiency, but the fact remains that the Western Conference champs knocked down 50% of their 3-pointers. In being on the wrong end of the stat in the made 3s category — by a count of 14 to 8 — Miami just couldn’t match Denver’s firepower and now finds itself down 3-1 in the race to four wins.
The Nuggets’ 108-95 win in Miami Friday night puts them a win away from the franchise’s first NBA title, which they can claim at home in Game 5 Monday night. Aaron Gordon turned out to be one of the Nuggets’ heroes in Game 4 as he scored a game-high 27 points on 11-of-15 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and six assists. Nikola Jokic was in foul trouble and Jamal Murray had an off-night shooting, but he did have another 12 assists, making him the league’s only player to have four double-digit assists outings in his first four NBA Finals games. He also tied Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson by racking up those 12 assists without turning the ball over.
Below is the daily playoff schedule as well as the previous results, the playoff bracket, dates, times and TV/streaming info.
2023 NBA playoff bracket
All games on ESPN, ABC and NBA TV can be streamed on fubo (try for free). All times Eastern.
Monday, June 12
NBA Finals — Game 5: Heat at Nuggets, 8:30 p.m., ABC
Thursday, June 15
NBA Finals — Game 6: Nuggets at Heat, 8:30 p.m., ABC (if necessary)
Sunday, June 18
NBA Finals — Game 7: Heat at Nuggets, 8…
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Author : Brad Botkin
Publish date : 2023-06-10 11:56:16
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