Nuggets, Spurs tied 3-3 heading into game 7
Denver; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT
WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Series tied 3-3
BOTTOM LINE: The Denver Nuggets host the San Antonio Spurs in game seven of the Western Conference first round with the series tied 3-3. The Spurs won the previous meeting 120-103. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points to help lead San Antonio to the victory and Nikola Jokic totaled 43 points in defeat for Denver.
The Nuggets are 34-18 against Western Conference opponents. Denver is 50-20 in games when they score 100 or more points.
The Spurs are 30-22 against Western Conference opponents. San Antonio is 7-4 in games decided by less than 4 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jamal Murray leads the Nuggets with 2.0 made 3-pointers and averages 18.2 points while shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc. Jokic has averaged 19.4 points and added 10.2 rebounds while shooting 42.9 percent over the last 10 games for Denver.
DeMar DeRozan leads the Spurs averaging 6.2 assists while scoring 21.2 points per game. Aldridge has averaged 21.6 points and totaled 9.8 rebounds while shooting 50.7 percent over the last 10 games for San Antonio.
LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 6-4, averaging 106.8 points, 45.3 rebounds, 22.7 assists, 5.7 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting.
Nuggets: 5-5, averaging 108 points, 42 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 6.3 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting.
Nuggets Injuries: Michael Porter Jr.: out (back).
Spurs Injuries: Dejounte Murray: out for season (knee).