The Denver Nuggets team is in bad shape, which is best shown by the results of the last games.
The Nuggets have registered only one victory in the last six duels, against the Detroit Pistons in the previous round of the NBA League.
The Denver basketball players did not open the match against the New York Knicks well, they were behind from the start of the match. At the end of the first quarter, they had eight points less than the Knicks, 36:28.
The second quarter was somewhat better when it comes to the game, but also the result.
The Nuggets managed to make up the difference, and towards the end of the second part, they took the lead, at the end of the first half the score was 67:62 in favor of the visiting team.
They started the third quarter in a good rhythm, during which they even had a 13-point advantage over the Knicks, 84:71.
The penultimate part of the match ended with a draw of 91:91, which foreshadowed an exciting fourth part and an uncertain fight until the end of the match.
The Knicks opened the last part of the game with a series of seven points, which did not demotivate the Denver basketball players.
From the middle of the last quarter to the very end, the score was equal, with the score seesawing.
However, the Knicks were more focused on shooting and better in defense, and with a series of six points in the last attacks, they decided the match in their favor, 116:110.
Jamal Marie was the most effective player of the game with 25 points.
Nikola Jokić scored 24 points, recorded 10 rebounds and recorded eight assists.
In the Knicks team, Jaylen Branson stood out with 24 points, two rebounds and five assists.
In the next round, Denver visits the Brooklyn Nets, while the New York Knicks welcome Minnesota.