The Spurs felt like the better team in this series after game three. The Nuggets needed someone to really take over here in game four. That man was Nikola Jokic.
The Nuggets were able to take the second half of this road swing by the score of 117-103. Nikola Jokic decided to take over in this game. He had been the focal point in Denver’s offense all year, but tonight he had a score first mentality.
The Joker was 10-22 shooting, for 29 points. He also snatched 12 rebounds and dished out 8 assists. Jokic had played pretty well all series but he got a little more help in game four.
Nuggets players not named Nikola Jokic shot 14-27 from beyond the arc. This firepower was too much for the Spurs to handle as they shot a measly 5-17 from three.
Going back to Denver, the Spurs need to run their offense through DeMar DeRozan more. This series seems that LaMarcus Aldridge has had too many post touches. He clogs up the paint and slows the game down too much. The Spurs need to spread the floor and let DeRozan drive into the paint and generate more offense.