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The following comes courtesy of Bard, Google’s AI platform except where bold.
The Denver Nuggets defeated the Miami Heat 109-94 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night, taking a 2-1 lead in the series. Nikola Jokic had a triple-double with 32 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists, while Jamal Murray scored 30 points [Murray had 34 points. But, it’s also important to call out that he joined Jokic with a 30+ point triple-double with 10 rebounds and 10 assists]. The Nuggets led by as many as 23 points in the second half and never looked back [Nuggets biggest lead was 21 points.].
The Heat were led by Jimmy Butler, who had 23 points, but he was the only Heat player in double figures [Butler had 28 points. Bam Adebayo contributed 22 points and Caleb Martin was in double-digits as well with 10 points]. The Heat shot just 40% from the field and turned the ball over 17 times [Heat shot 37% from the field but only turned the ball over 4 times, which is actually really good!].
The Nuggets will look to close out the series in Game 4 on Friday night in Miami [Nope! This is a seven game series. The Nuggets will certainly be in the drivers seat if they win Game 4, but they will not be listing the Larry O’Brien trophy just yet!].
Here are some key takeaways from game 3:
- Nikola Jokic is playing like the best player in the world right now. He’s averaging 30 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists in the NBA Finals [Jokic is averaging 33 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists].
- Jamal Murray is playing at an All-Star level. He’s averaging 25 points per game in the NBA Finals [Close! He is averaging 26 points and definitely playing at an All-Star level!].
- The Nuggets are playing with a lot of confidence right now. They’re not afraid of the Heat and they’re playing like they believe they can win the series.
- The Heat are in trouble. They’re facing elimination in Game 4 and they need to find a way to slow down Jokic and Murray if they want to stay alive [Heat are not in on the brink of elimination, but they want/need a win in Game 4].
Bard, like all of AI, continues to improve! Does that scare you or get you excited for the future? Maybe it’s a mix of both?