NBA Playoffs 2021: Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets, Live, Stats, Highlights, Plays and How to Watch Game 2 | NBA.com Argentina

Second chapter for the series of Western Semis that star Phoenix Suns Y Denver Nuggets. The first clash was in the hands of Monty Williams by 122-105, behind great performances by Mikal Bridges, Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton, all above 20 points. In addition, the local did a good job to control a Nikola Jokic who, although he added 22 points and 9 rebounds, was far from the efficiency and dominance of other nights. How will the yesterday named MVP of the 2020-2021 respond?

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The big news for this game in Denver is the return of Will Barton, who if he does not have problems in the warm-up, will be available for Michael Malone, recovered from his right leg hamstring injury. Michael Porter Jr. will also play despite his back pain, while PJ Dozier and Jamal Murray remain out. Abdel Nader will not play for the Suns.

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¿Cómo ver Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets?

The match will start at 20:30 CDMX, 22:30 AR, 3:30 ES and can be followed through NBA League Pass, Through the following link. In addition, the game can be seen through ESPN in Latin America and Movistar Sports in Spain.

Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets

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Starting lineups

Phoenix comes out with his usual five: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder y Deandre Ayton.

No change in Denver: Facundo Campazzo, Austin Rivers, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon and Nikola Jokic.

Phoenix is ​​better off

Better start for the Suns, against some Nuggets that find points from Nikola Jokic, but no effectiveness of their shooters. Quite the opposite occurs with the Suns, who hurt with medium and long distance conversions from Devin Booker and Jae Crowder. Anyway, the differences for now are small: 12-8 for the locals. Only bad for Phoenix: two fast fouls by Deandre Ayton.

There are merits for Denver, which is staying in the game despite having the rim completely closed from the perimeter: 0-8 on 3s, several of them completely open. The 8 points that the MVP already has help to compensate it.

Will Barton appears on the court for the first time since late April and his impact is immediate, with a great definition on the rim, a very good cover and the first triple of the Nuggets in the night. In any case, Malone’s men still do not find any efficiency in attack (9-30 from the court and 1-13 from three), which makes it very commendable that they only closed four points down: 25-21 Suns.

Phoenix escapes

They change the names but the superiority of the Suns continues, against some without efficiency or ideas in attack. They fall triples of Dario Saric and Cam Johnson and those of Monty Williams take maximum advantage of 10 points, remaining 8:31 in the second quarter.

The defensive work of the Suns is phenomenal and does not give any space to the attack of the Nuggets, who also collaborate by missing the few open shots they find. The visit remains within reach for their work in their own field but the process continues to have the homeowner calmly in front.

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