Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
When: Tuesday, April 16, 9:00 PM. ET.
The Denver Nuggets will be trying to bounce back from their game-one loss and avoid falling into a 0-2 hole when they take on the San Antonio Spurs in the second game of their seven-game first round series on Tuesday night.
Spurs Going For Fifth Consecutive Win
The Spurs played well at the end of the season and seem to have carried their solid play into the postseason after winning the first game of the series against the Nuggets for their fourth consecutive win. They will be going for a 2-0 series lead and their fifth win in a row when they play Denver on Tuesday.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 15, 2019
San Antonio played well offensively during the regular season, averaging 111.7 points per game. They finished with 101 points on 48 percent shooting against the Nuggets in Game 1.
DeMar DeRozan led the way for the Spurs in Game 1 with 18 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists. Derrick White finished with 16 points and five assists, while LaMarcus Aldridge added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Spurs.
The Spurs also played well defensively, holding the Nuggets to 96 points in their first game. They will need to continue playing well defensively if they want to go to San Antonio with a 2-0 lead.
Nuggets Trying To Snap Playoff Losing Streak
The Nuggets have lost their last eight playoff games and they also struggled at the end of the season, losing two of their last three games. They will be trying to snap their losing streak and get their first playoff win in their last nine tries when they face the Spurs on Tuesday.
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) April 14, 2019
Denver didn’t play well offensively in the first game of the series and finished with 96 points. The team shot 42 percent from the field and 21 percent from three-point range.
The Nuggets played well defensively but they didn’t play well enough to win the game. They will need to do a better job defending the perimeter and force the Spurs to take bad shots if they want to even the series on Tuesday night.
San Antonio is:
- 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 day’s rest.
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- 0-8 ATS in their last 8 conference quarterfinals games.
- 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games.