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DIGNO / WORTHY
Although the Denver Nuggets team swept the ''western'' conference this season, very few know the reason for it, or rather, they had not seen such a performance on the field as closely as the fans themselves. the city, that is, the focus of many was always on other teams, which are the ones that stand out the most in this side of the league, but this Tuesday, in the first of the series of this conference final against the Los Angeles Lakers We were able to realize how they got here, observing a very dynamic basketball and focused on reaching the player with the best shooting position, in most cases from the three-point area.
LA CLAVE / THE KEY
You may be wondering, another team like the Warriors that only scores from the three-point area? and Nikola Jokic? where is he? it turns out that this gentleman does everything, and is the backbone of the Denver team, being one of the best assists of this team, as it accumulates a history of very striking triple doubles, having within it, a number of very relevant assists, which are not very common in a player of his stature, making this a strength that very few quintets has.
A triple double in basketball is when a certain player reaches double digits in three categories, in points, rebounds and assists, and this Tuesday the European player had records that support the performance of his team so far, 34 points, 21 rebounds and 14 assists, to guide his team in a great way to achieve the first win in this series 132 to 126, which puts them in a good position for what is coming against those led by LeBron James.
The most important thing, without a doubt, are the points obtained by each player, since it is what a certain element contributes to the field individually, motivating his team to always be in the game, but there are two other categories that are just as important. As for the achievement of points, I would say that in the case of Denver it is the most important, the assists and the rebounds, why? because they don't come from a single player, they come from a group and that makes them more effective.
If we see Jamal Murray and Aaron Gordon who accompanied the Serbian throughout this game, and not forgetting to mention Michael Porter and Bruce Brown, this is wonderful, since they are players who score more than 15 points per game, something that very little they can afford to say or have, because we are talking about the 5 players who start each match do this, making those of Denver very strong, because that is a guarantee, that every night at least you will have almost 100 points in the scoreboard, this is something dreamed of.
But all this is not done alone, and it is the work of the Serbian player, you will ask yourself again, how? All the Nuggets' offensive plays pass through Jokic's hands, or at least in a large percentage, making everything easier thanks to his height, he is tall, and for being so tall he is not as slow as the others Due to its size, it is very dynamic and its elasticity and the length of its arms make it possible to distribute or attack the hoop in such a way that it cannot be stopped.
We could give the category of being a good assister to Jamal Murray or Aaron Gordon, but having a player assist you with 14 teammates apart from those already mentioned, as Nikola Jokic did on Tuesday is something that adds greatly. way to the final result of a commitment, remember that the assistance is given to the player who executes it when the receiving teammate receives the ball and he manages to complete the basket, it is not only passing the ball if it is having that vision of the game in that moment to execute such an action and supported by the already mentioned physical characteristics of this player, the contribution from this point of view is simply brilliant.
LA DIFERENCIA / THE DIFFERENCE
That being said, now let's try something, if you have 2 good assisters in a team like Denver and to that you add one more element like this European player, we are talking about not only having individual talent but also Also collectively, Murray and Gordon could provide you with average assists, around 12 between them, but if we add 14 more, as is the case with Jokic, we would be talking about a single player generating 34 points and 28 more through the assists, that is to say, he would be involved in situations that lead to adding more points.
Es algo así como que este jugador te genera juego ofensivo y defensivo y en gran porcentaje, por la mínima serian 28 puntos generados si sus compañeros logran encestar desde el área de los 2 puntos, y estariamos hablando de muchos mas, si partimos del punto de que sus compañeros están desde el área de los 3 puntos y logran encestar, llegaríamos a la conclusión de que no solo serian 28 si no que estaríamos observando en el resultado final de las estadísticas unos 32 o 35 puntos mas, sumando sus 34 puntos de manera personal y los 35 producto de sus asistencias, para un total de 69 puntos generados por el en diferentes facetas, esto es algo magnifico.
It is something like this player generates offensive and defensive play and in a large percentage, for the minimum it would be 28 points generated if his teammates manage to score from the 2-point area, and we would be talking about many more, if we start from the point of that his teammates are from the 3-point area and manage to score, we would come to the conclusion that there would not only be 28 but that we would be observing in the final result of the statistics some 32 or 35 more points, adding his 34 points in a way personal and the 35 product of his assists for a total of 69 points generated by him in different facets, this is something magnificent.
Se necesitara mas que a un elemento para parar a este jugador tan talentoso como lo es Nikola Jokic, Anthony Davis y los Lakers deberán trabajar mas si quieren contener lo que este jugador genera en ofensiva dentro de la cancha, un 15 de 32 desde el área de los tres puntos fue generado por Jokic gracias a sus asistencias y 36 rebotes en colectivo en la primera mitad en la cual 13 fueron ofensivos, en gran parte fueron también de el, siendo la misma cantidad que todo el resto del equipo de los Lakers, esto dice mucho, ya se vera en el juego numero 2 el dia jueves, no sera una tarea sencilla; por ahí nos seguiremos leyendo, tenemos NBA para rato y a un muy alto nivel.
It will take more than one player to stop this talented player like Nikola Jokic, Anthony Davis and the Lakers will have to work harder if they want to contain what this player generates offensively on the court, 15 of 32 from the area of the three points was generated by Jokic thanks to his assists and 36 collective rebounds in the first half in which 13 were offensive and in large part were also his, being the same amount as the rest of the Lakers team, This says a lot, it will be seen in game number 2 on Thursday, it will not be an easy task; We will continue reading there, we have the NBA for a while and at a very high level.
HASTA LA PRÓXIMA / SEE YOU NEXT TIME