NBA roundup: Nuggets, Raptors even series
Jamal Murray scored 21 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, and the host Denver Nuggets rallied from down 19 to beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series on Tuesday night.
Nikola Jokic had 21 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, Gary Harris scored
23 points, and Paul Millsap had 20 points for Denver. The Nuggets tied the
series 1-1 and ended San Antonio's seven-game playoff winning streak in
DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points for the
Murray, who missed his first eight shots, hit five consecutive shots in the
fourth quarter, including two straight and a pair of free throws that gave
Denver a 99-97 lead, its first advantage since 17-16. The Nuggets were ahead
by three before Murray drained two 3-pointers to make it 110-101.
Raptors 111, Magic 82
Pascal Siakam added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who never
trailed. Kyle Lowry contributed 22 points and seven assists for Toronto while
Serge Ibaka chipped in with 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench.
Aaron Gordon scored 20 points for the Magic, who split the regular-season
series 2-2 with the Raptors. Terrence Ross added 15 points for Orlando while
Evan Fournier scored 10 points.
--Field Level Media