Gregg Popovich becomes winningest coach in NBA history

Carrie Guzman
April 16, 2019

The Colorado native, playing in front of 10 family members and friends, will need to be more calm at the start of game 2 Tuesday night, because Denver will be even more determined to win and leave the Mile High City with a split.

San Antonio is making its 22nd straight playoff appearance, this one with a new cast that includes DeRozan, who came over from Toronto in the Kawhi Leonard trade.

White's first career National Basketball Association playoff start was bumpy to begin with. "We've just got to play better and be a little more patient in what we're doing, make better plays", he said. His three-point play at the 4:54 mark of the period extended the lead to 74-61 and, when Harden drilled a stepback 3-pointer with 3:09 left in the third, the Rockets reclaimed their 15-point lead.

Executed very well and forced the Spurs to take the shots they wanted.

The Utah Jazz hope to tie this series up before heading up for game three.

The Nuggets can not afford to lose game 2 and go down 2-0 to a Gregg Popovich team before heading to San Antonio. They'll also face the Houston Rockets in a seven-game series, albeit a round earlier than last year's five-game series.

Denver All-Star Nikola Jokic posted the fourth triple-double in Nuggets playoff history, with 10 points, 14 assists and 14 rebounds. Furthermore, the Nuggets have had two separate streaks in which they made the playoffs in nine consecutive seasons.

"They're going to definitely try to get him going, more cross screens, down screens, rip screens", Aldridge said.

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"We didn't let Jokic play as he wanted and they didn't let LaMarcus play as much as he wanted", Popovich said. Reserve Rudy Gay scored 14. Gary Harris led the way for the Nuggets with 20 followed by Jamal Murray with 17 and Will Barton with 15. San Antonio maintained the lead in the second and pushed it out to eight points by the end of the half, 59-51. Popovich was ejected 63 seconds into the game but it's a good bet he'll stick around for these games.

Nikola Jokic scored 29 points and had a key strip and two clutch free throws in the closing seconds and the Nuggets pulled out a 99-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night that secured the No. 2 seed in the West.

Asked what adjustments he had in mind for Game 2, Malone said simply, "Make shots". "We can't wait like we do sometimes in the regular season".

I expect Mike Malone to clean this up for the next game.

They may have settled down but they never really settled in.

"We had some shots that were open that we missed, and we also had some shots open that we didn't find, whether the guard didn't get it to him or the big didn't get it to the guys in the corner", he said.

San Antonio: The Spurs have won five of six playoff series against the Nuggets with their only series defeat coming in 1985. Denver had cut a 10-point third quarter deficit down to 3 points, and White's jam put the Spurs up 5 points and shifted the momentum back to their side. The spread has opened at -6.5 for the Nuggets (money line: Denver- -275; San Antonio +225). The Nuggets have lost seven of their last 12 home games against San Antonio.

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