In the second game of the Western Conference semi-finals of the NBA play-offs, the Phoenix Suns defeated the Denver Nuggets 123-98, bringing the situation to 2-0 in the series.
Defeating the Denver Nuggets 123-98 in the American Basketball League (NBA) play-offs, the Phoenix Suns took a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
The NBA play-offs continued with a single game. Completing the regular season in the 2nd place in the West, the Suns defeated the conference 3rd Nuggets in the second match played on the field.
Chris Paul scored 17 points, 15 assists, 5 rebounds, Devin Booker had 18 points, 10 rebounds, Deandre Ayton had a “double double” with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the Suns, where 6 people scored in double digits.
All-star point guard Paul passed 15 points and 15 assists without losing turnover for the third time in his play-off career. Paul has become the fifth player over the age of 35 to have played such a playoff game since the 1977-1978 season, when turnovers began to be recorded. Magic Johnson, Jason Kidd, Johnny Moore, and Norm Nixon had done it once before.
Nikola Jokic, who produced 24 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists, tried to keep the Nuggets standing, who will host the 3rd and 4th games of the series.