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The Nuggets Tie the Series With Their Second Road Victory

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The Denver Nuggets tied the series against the Timberwolves after winning two consecutive games in Minnesota.
Nikola Jokic scored 16 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter and Aaron Gordon scored 27 points on 11-of-12 shooting to bring the Nuggets to a 115-107 series tie victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. at night in Game 4 of the Western Conference semi-finals .

Jamal Murray scored 12 of his 19 points in the third quarter for the Nuggets on a surge following his buzzer-beater from behind halfcourt, and the Wolves only cut the deficit below double digits in the second half during brief periods.

Anthony Edwards scored 44 points in another spectacular performance for Minnesota, making 16 of 25 field goals. But, despite a 42-31 rebounding advantage, the Wolves were defeated at their own game for the second straight time at home by the defending NBA champions, who were fired up after losing the first two games of the series in your home court.

The Nuggets Tie the Series With Their Second Road Victory.

The series get back to Denver for Game 5 on Tuesday night.

Mike Conley scored 15 points, Karl-Anthony Towns was just 5 of 18 from the field for 13 points and 12 rebounds and Rudy Gobert came alive late to score 11 points and grab 14 rebounds. Still, the Wolves were hot on their heels at home for the second straight game.

Gordon didn’t miss until there was 3:39 left. The Nuggets scored eight points in 20 seconds to close the first half , highlighted by Murray’s improbable effort.

The three days off between Games 2 and 3 did nothing for the Wolves, leading to a 27-point loss after which coach Chris Finch declared they felt “fat and lazy” after all the adulation near and far for his performance in Denver. They needed to reintroduce their lead immediately to keep the crowd roaring steadily, and Edwards obediently led that response.

The 2020 No. 1 draft pick scored nine points in the first four minutes before Murray even touched the ball, with Gordon and Jokic splitting point guard duties to take pressure off Murray and his left calf strain.

After a quiet Game 3, Edwards was tasked with leading the Timberwolves to victory, just as the Nuggets expected. His blitz on him at the line wasn’t enough, as he hit from all over the floor, but the rest of the Wolves often failed to make the Nuggets pay for leaving them open.

They missed the tip-ins at the rim, not just the three-pointers in the corners. Towns missed his first seven shots and, although his effort and his defense never suffered, he was a disaster trying to get the ball to the basket, and he rarely committed the fouls he called for.

The Wolves showed off their league-best defense and enviable depth in the first two games, but the Nuggets copied and pasted that formula on the road. When their secondary scorers and bench players hit their jumpers, they are incredibly difficult to beat.

Gordon, Justin Holiday (10 points), Christian Braun (11 points) and Reggie Jackson (six points) went a combined 8-of-11 from 3-point range. They went on a 26-4 run that bridged the first and second quarters, and all but five points of that surge came with four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Gobert resting on the bench.

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