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The Nuggets finally won.
In Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, the Nuggets defeated the Lakers 114-106, with a big score of 1-2. Many of the Nuggets played well in this battle. Murray became the biggest contributor to the victory. He scored two three-pointers at the critical moment. The audience scored 28 points, 8 rebounds, 12 assists and 2 steals. Jokic also scored 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. On the bench, Morris had 14 points and Porter had 9 points and 6 rebounds.
What I have to say is Grant. In this game, Grant played the strongest game of his personal playoff career. He played 34 minutes, 7 of 11 shots, 10 of 12 free throws, 26 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist. , 26 points also refreshed Grant's playoff career high, the previous record of 19 points.
Grant in this game was almost everywhere, especially in the third quarter. When the Lakers were constantly approaching the score, it was Grant who stood up. He scored 12 points in the third quarter and helped the Nuggets widen the point difference time and time again. ——According to the Lakers' offensive in the fourth quarter, if Grant didn't support it in the third quarter, the Nuggets might have been reversed in this game.
On the defensive end, Grant's performance is also quite good. In this game, he had a total of 15 rounds against the thick eyebrow. In these 15 rounds, the thick eyebrow only made 1 of 2 shots and made 1 turnover. In addition, he also faced James. In 19 rounds, James only scored 12 points and 2 assists in these 19 rounds, without a free throw, and also made 1 turnover.
Zooming into the entire playoffs, Grant has clearly become an important player for the Nuggets. He played in all 17 games, including 14 starts, averaged 33.2 minutes per game, 10.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists. After three games, he averaged 14.0 points per game.
Grant's shooting was not particularly good, with a 33.3% shooting rate. However, on the free throw line, Grant made a total of 46 free throws and 41 shots, 89.1% from the field. Thanks to his precise performance at the free throw line, Grant's true shooting percentage reached It’s 56.0%, barely higher than the league average.
Speaking of which, the Nuggets got the Grant by chance. Time went back to last year’s offseason. After George and Westbrook left, the Thunder quickly made another deal. They sent Grant to the Nuggets and only got a first round. Draft pick-The Thunder's move is not only for the future, but also for tax avoidance. After trading Grant, the Thunder saved $39 million in expenses.
Now, Grant has become an important member of the Nuggets. He is very energetic on both ends of the offense and defense. He can even stand up as a surprise for the Nuggets to score. There have been some controversies. In this game, he used a personal playoff high of 26 points to complete the redemption. The old players from the Thunder are really different.