For the primary time in six years, the Denver Nuggets (54-28; 0-1) are within the NBA Playoffs. Their postseason might have began higher, and now head coach Mike Malone and Most Helpful Participant candidate Nikola Jokic might want to rebound in Sport 2 as they goal to keep away from an 0-2 collection gap after they tackle Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs (48-34; 1-0) in Sport 2 of their Western Convention First Spherical collection at Pepsi Middle on Tuesday night time.
The sport is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET and will likely be televised on NBA TV. If you wish to watch a dwell stream of the sport, you are able to do so through one of many following cable-free, live-TV streaming companies:
NBA TV is one among 85-plus dwell TV channels included in the principle FuboTV bundle, which is basically tailor-made in the direction of sports activities.
You can begin a free 7-day trial of FuboTV proper right here, and you’ll then watch a dwell stream of the sport in your pc through the FuboTV web site, or in your telephone (Android and iPhone supported), pill, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fireplace TV, Chromecast or different supported machine through the FuboTV app.
Should you can’t watch dwell, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR area, in addition to a 72-hour look-back characteristic, which lets you watch the sport (and different applications) on-demand inside three days of its conclusion, even when you don’t document it.
PS Vue–which doesn’t require an precise PlayStation console to enroll or watch–presents 4 completely different live-TV channel packages, and the higher three all embody NBA TV.
You can begin a free 5-day trial of PS Vue proper right here, and you’ll then watch a dwell stream of the sport in your pc through the PS Vue web site, or in your telephone (Android and iPhone supported), pill, Roku, Amazon Fireplace TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (three or 4), or different supported machine through the PS Vue app.
Should you can’t watch dwell, PS Vue comes with cloud DVR.
Spurs vs Nuggets Sport 2 Preview
Denver misplaced home-court benefit due to a 101-96 loss towards San Antonio on Saturday night time. Whereas the Spurs have develop into a playoff mainstay, now 22 consecutive postseason appearances — the longest lively streak in any of the 4 main skilled sports activities — the No. 7 seed was nonetheless the underdog heading into the collection. Saturday shifted the dynamic of the collection.
The Spurs have been extra environment friendly in Sport 1, connecting on 48.2% of their tried subject objectives. As compared, the Nuggets solely shot 42% from the ground. Jamal Murray struggled for Denver; regardless of scoring 17 factors, Murray made solely 8-of-24 shot whole makes an attempt.
Malone, who signed a two-year contract extension again in October after seeing win-jumps (46 final 12 months) in every of his first three seasons, advised reporters his group’s taking pictures struggles shot them out of Sport 1:
“We misplaced that sport as a result of, sure, we couldn’t make pictures however it’s a must to give a ton of credit score to Forbes, White and Rudy Homosexual.”
That mentioned, the Spurs have been in a position to decelerate the Nuggets in different methods. Malone’s Nuggets are probably the most fascinating group within the NBA as a result of their major offense can nonetheless be run by means of the middle place, on this case, Jokic. Jokic completed Sport 1 with a triple-double, scoring 10 factors whereas including 14 rebounds and 14 assists, however Jokic’s on-court effectiveness was restricted in his 36 minutes (+0).
Popovich scripted a Spurs sport plan that allowed Jokic to get sufficient of his, however on the similar time suppressed what the rest of the Nuggets supporting solid did in any other case. Due to inside double groups, the Spurs compelled the Nuggets into taking pictures — which they didn’t make.
Neither DeMar DeRozan (team-leading 18 factors, 12 rebounds) nor LaMarcus Aldridge (15 factors, eight rebounds) performed notably nicely, however performed nicely sufficient. It was veteran swingman Rudy Homosexual off the bench — 14 factors on 6-of-9 taking pictures, +10 in 27 minutes — that offered a spark for the Spurs, permitting the second unit to thrive in Denver. San Antonio took the lead with 2:10 remaining within the first quarter, and didn’t relinquish it for the rest of Sport 1.