Golden State in the NBA Playoff Before Promotion

The Golden State Warriors set the stage for promotion to the league’s top eight on Thursday (local time) with a 118-113 away win over the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs. . The Californians are already 3-0 in the “best of seven” series.

The last injured Stephen Curry came off the bench in the third straight game and scored 27 points. Along with Jordan Poole he was the best pitcher on his team. Nikola Jokic’s 37 points weren’t enough for the nuggets. The fourth game of the series follows again in Denver on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves squandered a big lead in the first of two straight home games. Despite having picked up 26 points in the meantime, they lost to the Memphis Grizzlies by 95:104 and are now 1:2 behind in the series.

Dallas wins in Utah

In the third game of the playoffs without star Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks got their second win. More than six years after their last win in Salt Lake City, the Mavericks beat the Utah Jazz 126-118 to lead the series 2-1. Doncic is out with a calf injury. Jalen Brunson was the Mavericks’ top pitcher with 31 points.

“We have a lot of character in this locker room. We just keep playing. This group believes in itself, we talked a lot about defense and we had stops when we needed to,” said coach Jason Kidd. “In a hostile environment against a good team that is being well trained, we put ourselves in a position to win.” After a balanced first quarter, the Mavs parted ways and were never left behind.

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