Series Update – The Denver Nuggets held off the San Antonio Spurs 90-86 in Game 7 on Saturday night, as they advanced to the second round in the postseason for the first time in a decade with a 4-3 series win.
Denver went an NBA-best 34-7 at home in the regular season but, having built a 17-point lead in the third quarter, they were left holding just a two-point advantage with 52 seconds remaining.
Nikola Jokic finished with 21 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for the Nuggets, while Jamal Murray added 23 points.
Rudy Gay had 21 points for the Spurs, while DeMar DeRozan and Bryn Forbes each added 19.
Denver will host third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers in a second-round series that begins Monday.
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Game 7 Update – The San Antonio Spurs beat the Denver Nuggets 120-103 on Thursday night to tie the series at 3-3 and force a Game 7 decider in Denver in the Western Conference Western Conference first round playoff.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and DeMar DeRozan added 25 for the Spurs as they managed to overcome the Nuggets, for whom Nikola Jokic posted an outstanding 43 points, 27 of which came in the second half. Jokic also finished with 12 rebounds and nine assists.
Game 7 is on Saturday in Denver, where the Nuggets had the league’s best home record during the regular season. The winner of the series will face the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round.