Best for last, this time: Christmas Day, named 25-D of the NBA (who were nominated for television cake this time) almighty NFL), Closed the marathon (fifteenth year with the deployment of five sports) with a tremendous shock wave It’s hard to know how he got to an east coast where it was just after half past one in the morning when overtime ended (128-125) in which the Nuggets breathed the last of the Suns after an endless, hysterical duel: Tremendous .
The media magnetism of the Mavs-Lakers (Doncic-LeBron) was missing, a taste of it morning classic Madison (Knicks-Sixers), the current NBA hierarchy of the Celtics-Bucks or the new and strange, but chaotic and fiery battle, the Warriors-Grizzlies. It was a priority, and there’s nothing wrong with that, What a way to open the Christmas door for the MVP of the past two seasons and, coincidentally, one of the league’s best players of the past three years., Way to Completion, the album of the quintet’s best from last season, this December 25, along with Nikola Jokic and Devin Booker.
At the last moment and with (only a priori) scent of a more or less low-profile closure, The Nuggets-Suns Not Only Had A Game Of The Day, It Emerged As One Of The Best So Far This Season, And that, basically, was missing Devin Booker, who only played four minutes and was dropped again. to Due to the same groin problems that caused him to miss the last three games, It is a matter of careful observation. he was able to play in the last game this conditionS, it should be remembered, scored 58 points for the Pelicans. He averages 28 this season and above all else, he serves as the executing arm and freezer Thus in the final, in which his team missed a million times to win him, he hangs in the balance after one.
Booker’s absence seemed to be a coup de grace for a party that, however, ran into trouble. A fusion of sport and emotion that emerges as a thunderous surpriseUngovernable. drug addiction One that changed every time the ball passed, of course, through the hands of Nikola Jokic, who signed off at +12 in over 44 minutes on the court. The rest they rested in less than nine (extra overtime), it was -9 for a team whose problem was not their team’s. ferroThe player who defined the franchise from top to bottom right now is already a classic who is impossible to ignore when calibrating his options for these Nuggets’ lofty (and realistic) aims of reaching the Finals. Jokic finished with 41 points, 15 rebounds and 15 assists. No one had signed a triple-double of at least 40 points on Christmas. He has had four of at least 40+15+15 in his career, something that only Oscar Robertson and James Harden had achieved.
a basically unspeakable player
on application a third straight MVP, something no one has done since Larry Bird in the magical 1984–86 era, He has the handicap that his excellence has become routine and the newcomers at the awards are very grateful. But in the last week alone, the Nuggets have won all four of their games and Sombor’s talents averaged 30.7 points, 15.7 rebounds and 12.2 assists. With three triple-doubles, this one 41+15+15 and one 40+27+10. it is better not to think that it is Normal, because he is not. This time, again, he had to row and push with everything he had, with game and spirit when his team fell into the hole: he returned in the final quarter, 8:30 from the end, and with 91-96. . By the way, he has 83 triple-doubles, five more than Wilt Chamberlain, who is on his way to the legendary number.
A surprising merry-go-round brought the game to a final battle of attrition which appeared to be the only possible outcome as everything had to be decided in the fourth quarter. The Nuggets led 26–11 after eight minutes, with the loss of Booker looking like a huge, deciding factor in the narrative of the game. The Sun is troubling everyone with a lot of passion and Chris Paul, came out ahead at halftime (51–57) and opened the gap in the third quarter (57–69). And their victory was close (98-106) before the final result, in which the script blew and the Nuggets survived a battle of improvisation and pure survival (by a miracle, yes). jokic zone,
Aaron Gordon, excellent all night, and Jamal Murray (sand first, dribble later) completed the turnaround (108-107) but lace on the fingers of the sun: Deandre Ayton missed the foul line and Mikal Bridges committed an attacking foul that robbed his team of the last ball and gave it to Murray, who could not have been a hero as Bridges himself with a block at the foul line three redeemed. In overtime, Landry Shamet’s triples gave the Suns an improbable chance (121–115 to 124–121), but the loss of Ayton and Chris Paul’s problems weighed heavily and Aaron Gordon Left Game of the Night, and Maybe the Season, With a Monstrous Dunk Which, with 124-123, became a 2+1 foul in attack after the referee’s review. The climax of a game in which the Suns had one last chance which they didn’t take advantage of. stunning.
Gordon, who left that fellow and another incredible one alley oop Heavy hell was thrown upon him by Kentavius Caldwell-Pope, Finished with 28 points and 13 rebounds and was absolutely key in some Nuggets wins Who knows whether Murray (26 and 5 assists) will seek the spotlight and headlines when he’s off the ball, whatever he’s done in the last few minutes. an instinct that releases, at least Little, to Jokic. Caldwell-Pope’s triple took advantage of Michael Porter Jr.’s mistakes and the Serb’s vision made for the Nuggets They won and are now 21–11, with four straight wins and one West leader, with the Pelicans and Grizzlies one game away and the Suns, fourth, now three games away.,
Chris Paul finished with 17 points and 16 assists, but final choreography failed him where he used to be lethal (very awkward 5/10 free throws). age does not forgive, Or maybe the shoulder problem just won’t go away. Bridges (13 points, 4 blocks) and Ayton (22 and 16 rebounds) did a lot of the work, but they couldn’t replicate Booker’s devastating production, momentarily searing Hot, This was despite the defeat, Tremendous effort by Arizona team under adverse conditions, Finally wasted due to the magic of an unlikely MVP and a team push of some Nuggets chiaroscuro but with tremendous ceilings when they really go up the gear (specifically, Is, in defence). this is how the story was written An epilogue that became a central segment of the 2022-23 NBA Christmas Day, Next year more.