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SAN ANTONIO (50 - 36) at DENVER (56 - 30)
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Tuesday, 4/23/2019 9:30 PM
Western Conference - Round 1 - Best of 7 - Game 5 - Series tied at 2-2
Board Money Line
SAN ANTONIO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games50-36-12.445-3946-40111.455.747.8%51.5109.954.546.3%51.6
Road Games17-26-1420-2126-17110.254.247.0%51.0113.655.547.5%52.5
Last 5 Games3-2+0.12-33-2106.458.047.3%55.4105.849.845.4%48.8
Playoff Games2-2+0.12-23-1106.758.247.5%54.2108.753.046.7%49.2
SAN ANTONIO Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)111.455.742-8847.8%10-2539.1%17-2181.5%51924186125
vs opponents surrendering111.156.241-8946.0%11-3235.4%18-2376.7%531025218145
Team Stats (Road Games)110.254.242-8947.0%9-2636.7%17-2181.7%511024196125
Stats Against (All Games)109.954.541-9046.3%12-3236.1%15-2075.3%52925207124
vs opponents averaging111.256.241-8946.0%11-3235.3%18-2376.4%541025218145
Stats Against (Road Games)113.655.543-9047.5%12-3336.5%16-2175.2%531026197114

DENVER - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games56-30+7.444-4238-48110.656.946.6%54.8106.755.545.9%50.6
Home Games35-8+10.626-1720-23113.759.148.4%55.4103.654.444.9%49.0
Last 5 Games3-2+0.32-33-2106.852.646.3%51.6104.456.646.5%52.8
Playoff Games2-2-0.72-23-1108.753.046.7%49.2106.758.247.5%54.2
DENVER Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)110.656.942-9046.6%11-3135.4%16-2175.3%551227208134
vs opponents surrendering111.45641-8946.0%11-3235.6%18-2376.7%541025218135
Team Stats (Home Games)113.759.143-8948.4%11-3135.6%17-2276.2%551228208124
Stats Against (All Games)106.755.540-8645.9%11-3133.9%17-2275.3%511024207135
vs opponents averaging111.556.141-8946.2%11-3235.7%18-2377.0%531024218135
Stats Against (Home Games)103.654.439-8644.9%10-3132.3%16-2273.4%491023217134
Average power rating of opponents played: SAN ANTONIO 95.9,  DENVER 96.3
SAN ANTONIO - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
3/15/2019NEW YORK109-83W-13.5W213.5U47-8853.4%51935-8640.7%4716
3/18/2019GOLDEN STATE111-105W2.5W227U41-8846.6%501041-8846.6%4913
3/22/2019@ HOUSTON105-111L6T220.5U41-9045.6%531136-8641.9%549
3/24/2019@ BOSTON115-96W-2W222U50-9851.0%56838-9440.4%528
3/26/2019@ CHARLOTTE116-125L-4.5L220O44-10940.4%731146-10046.0%606
4/3/2019@ DENVER85-113L5L214.5U31-8138.3%451147-8754.0%5714
4/5/2019@ WASHINGTON129-112W-7W226O51-9156.0%49942-8847.7%439
4/7/2019@ CLEVELAND112-90W-8.5W219U43-8252.4%541831-7839.7%4417
4/13/2019@ DENVER101-96W5.5W210U40-8348.2%531137-8842.0%5510
4/16/2019@ DENVER105-114L7L210.5O39-8645.3%551043-8948.3%495
4/23/2019@ DENVER              

DENVER - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
3/18/2019@ BOSTON114-105W4.5W220.5U46-9448.9%601739-9341.9%4812
3/21/2019@ WASHINGTON113-108W-8.5L230U46-8752.9%42840-7950.6%4312
3/22/2019@ NEW YORK111-93W-11W215U40-9641.7%68834-9037.8%527
3/24/2019@ INDIANA88-124L-1.5L209O33-9335.5%491751-9156.0%5511
3/28/2019@ HOUSTON85-112L5.5L216.5U31-8436.9%491440-8746.0%5510
3/29/2019@ OKLAHOMA CITY115-105W4.5W218.5O48-8556.5%451243-8848.9%4313
4/2/2019@ GOLDEN STATE102-116L8.5L220.5U36-9637.5%511550-9254.3%6224
4/3/2019SAN ANTONIO113-85W-5W214.5U47-8754.0%571431-8138.3%4511
4/7/2019@ PORTLAND108-115L8.5W219.5O42-9544.2%491041-8946.1%6616
4/9/2019@ UTAH108-118L2L212.5O41-8846.6%40741-7852.6%6015
4/13/2019SAN ANTONIO96-101L-5.5L210U37-8842.0%551040-8348.2%5311
4/16/2019SAN ANTONIO114-105W-7W210.5O43-8948.3%49539-8645.3%5510
4/18/2019@ SAN ANTONIO108-118L4.5L207O42-8151.9%451344-8949.4%566
4/20/2019@ SAN ANTONIO117-103W4W209.5O40-8944.9%48737-7946.8%539
4/23/2019SAN ANTONIO              
4/25/2019@ SAN ANTONIO              
SAN ANTONIO: LAST SEASON: 47-35, lost in Western Conference first round.
COACH: Gregg Popovich (23rd season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Patty Mills (12.0 ppg), G DeMar DeRozan (11.5 ppg, Toronto), F Rudy Gay (10.5 ppg), F LaMarcus Aldridge, (18.0 ppg), C Jakob Poeltl (7.2 ppg, Toronto).
KEY LOSSES: F Kawhi Leonard, G Manu Ginobili, G Tony Parker, G Danny Green
KEY ADDITIONS: DeRozan, Poeltl, F Marco Belinelli, G Lonnie Walker, C Chimezie Metu
PLAYERS TO WATCH: San Antonio's backcourt will be key in determining how the team fares this season after PG Dejounte Murray tore his right ACL. DeRozan comes to San Antonio along with Poeltl after an unexpected trade by Toronto for Leonard and Green. DeRozan wanted to remain with the Raptors his entire career, so he felt betrayed and was upset by the trade initially. The 6-foot-7 guard has since embraced San Antonio and stated he will take his revenge out on the league this season.
OUTLOOK: The Spurs were third in the West most of last season despite not having their leading scorer and defender in Leonard for all but nine games last season. San Antonio adapted throughout the season in preparation for Leonard's return, which never happened. In Leonard's place is DeRozan, a four-time All-Star, who should provide Aldridge with the additional scoring punch the team lacked at times in the starting lineup. The addition and maturation of young stars like Walker, Poeltl, Metu, G Derrick White and G Bryn Forbes along with DeRozan and Gay also provides the Spurs with one of the most athletic teams they have had in years.
DENVER: LAST SEASON: 46-36, missed playoffs.
COACH: Michael Malone (fourth season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Gary Harris (17.5 ppg) G Jamal Murray (16.7 ppg), F Will Barton (15.7 ppg), F Paul Millsap (14.6 ppg), C Nikola Jokic (18.5 ppg).
KEY LOSSES: F Wilson Chandler, F Kenneth Faried, F Richard Jefferson, F Darrell Arthur, G Devin Harris
KEY ADDITIONS: G Isaiah Thomas, F Michael Porter Jr.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: In the offseason, Jokic signed a max deal contract worth around $147 million for five seasons. He's one of the top big men in the game. The Serbian standout turned in 10 triple-doubles last season, including the fastest triple-double in NBA history. He needed just 14 minutes, 55 seconds to reach the accomplishment at Milwaukee on Feb. 15. Jokic is the centerpiece for an organization trying to get to the postseason for the first time since 2012-13.
OUTLOOK: The addition of Thomas gives the Nuggets even more veteran leadership. They're stacked, but so is the rest of the Western Division. Denver has improved each season under Malone, going from 33 wins his first year, to 40 in 2016-17 and 46 last season. The Nuggets lost out on the eighth and final playoff spot in '17-18 when they lost in overtime at Minnesota on the final game of the regular season.
Nuggets have momentum after rare win in San Antonio

After posting a rare win in San Antonio to even the first-round series at 2-2, the Denver Nuggets will try to carry that momentum into Game 5 on Tuesday night against the visiting Spurs.

Denver made adjustments -- tactically and emotionally -- and outscored the Spurs 69-45 in the second and third quarters on Saturday to secure its first win in San Antonio since 2012.

The Nuggets have regained homecourt advantage as they try to make it past the first round for just the second time in 25 seasons.

Denver's 117-103 win in Game 4 came after coach Michael Malone put Torrey Craig in the starting lineup and brought struggling Will Barton off the bench. Craig, a superior defender, helped shut down DeMar DeRozan and allowed the Nuggets' other top-flight perimeter defender, Gary Harris, to hound point guard Derrick White.

The strategy worked well. White, who scored 36 in Game 3, was held to eight points and had four turnovers. DeRozan scored 19, but lost his cool after he was called for an offensive foul when Harris was guarding. He tossed the ball in the direction of the referee and was ejected with 5:01 left.

The league also hit DeRozan with a $25,000 fine for his actions.

"Frustration," DeRozan said after the game of why he tossed the ball. "I mean, I thought it was a bad call."

Craig is likely to remain in the starting lineup Tuesday night.

"Our two best perimeter defenders on their two best perimeter players," Malone said after the game.

Craig added a bonus on offense, scoring 18 points and hitting 5 of 7 of his 3-pointers.

San Antonio will have to make the next move. The Spurs have played well in the two games in Denver, winning the first and then holding a 19-point lead in Game 2 before Jamal Murray got hot in the fourth quarter and led the Nuggets to the win.

The theme of this series has been the young roster of the Nuggets against the veteran Spurs, who have been to the postseason 22 straight seasons. In the first three games that experience showed, and if not for a big fourth quarter in Game 2 San Antonio could have been up 3-0 before Saturday.

Denver has seemed to settle down in the series. Nikola Jokic has played like an MVP candidate and Harris has been solid on both ends of the floor. Winning a road game in the playoffs might give the Nuggets the spark they need to get over the top.

But the Spurs will likely tweak things. Forward LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points in 29 minutes in Game 4 and could see more action in the post, which will force Jokic to play more defense and possibly get into foul trouble.

A bounce-back game from White, who grew up in the Denver area rooting for the Nuggets, would be a boost.

No matter what happens the rest of the way this has been the most competitive first-round series in the NBA. The higher seeds in the other seven series either swept their opponents or were up 3-1. Only the Nuggets-Spurs were guaranteed a Game 6 after the first four matchups.

--Field Level Media

Last Updated: 7/6/2020 7:52:11 AM EST

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