Thanks in particular to Gary Harris’ 32 points, the Denver Nuggets managed to get the better of the Cleveland Cavaliers (126-117).
With the exception of reunion with Richard Jefferson, the evening was complicated for the Cleveland Cavaliers. At home, the Ohio franchise was surprised by the Denver Nuggets (116-127) with a duo Gary Harris (32 points) and Will Barton (23 points), who managed to crack one of the best teams of the Eastern Conference. Present on the floor for 42 minutes, LeBron James tried to limit the damage and even compiled his 13th triple-double of the season (25 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds), but the King was far too lonely offensively. make differences, with only the 19 points (all registered after the break) from JR Smith to help keep this game alive.
Defensively, the Cavs have (obviously) posted gaps still very important. Despite the “weak” performance of Nikola Jokic (9 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds), the Nuggets have feasted long distance with 19 long-range registered, including three very important in the money-time. It’s simple, in hot times, Cleveland has always defensively defeated and Denver has always found a way to plant a decisive basket. A nice win for the Denver Nuggets, who continue to actively fight for a place for the Playoffs in a West Conference.