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The following comes courtesy of Bard, Google’s AI platform except where bold.
Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat is set for Friday night in Miami. The Nuggets lead the series 2-1 and will look to close it out on the road [Not sure why Bard insists on calling this a 5 game series. It’s not and the Nuggets will need 2 more wins to earn the chip].
The Heat will be facing elimination and will need to find a way to slow down Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. Jokic is averaging 30 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists in the NBA Finals, while Murray is averaging 25 points per game [These are stats that Bard repeated in the Game 3 recap. You can find the actual stats here].
The Heat will also need to get more production from their role players. In Game 3, only Jimmy Butler scored in double figures for the Heat. The Heat shot just 40% from the field and turned the ball over 17 times [More regurgitation of inaccurate stats. This is called a “hallucination” – really! Real stats are here].
The Nuggets are playing with a lot of confidence right now and they’re not afraid of the Heat. They’re playing like they believe they can win the series.
The Heat will need to find a way to get their offense going if they want to stay alive. They’ll also need to find a way to slow down Jokic and Murray. If they can do those things, they’ll have a chance to force a Game 5.
Here are some key matchups to watch in Game 4:
- Nikola Jokic vs. Bam Adebayo: Jokic is the best player in the world right now and he’ll need to have another big game if the Nuggets want to win. Adebayo is the Heat’s best defender and he’ll need to find a way to slow down Jokic.
- Jamal Murray vs. Tyler Herro: Murray is playing at an All-Star level and he’ll need to continue to play well if the Nuggets want to win. Herro is the Heat’s second-best scorer and he’ll need to find a way to slow down Murray [Herro has been ruled out for Game 4. Even if he were to play, I’m not sure how much Heat fans should expect from him after so much time out].
- The Nuggets’ bench vs. The Heat’s bench: The Nuggets’ bench has been a huge factor in the series so far. The Heat’s bench has struggled. If the Heat want to win, they’ll need their bench to step up.