Paul Millsap says they’ll ‘do better on Saturday’ after loss to Spurs
Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap vowed that they will “do better” in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs.
Millsap and the Nuggets took a 118-108 loss to the Spurs in Game 3 of the best-of-seven series on Thursday night at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. The Nuggets, who were favored heading into the series after earning the two seed in a loaded Western Conference, now find themselves down 2-1 in the series.
"We'll do better Saturday for sure."
— NBA TV (@NBATV) April 19, 2019
The Nuggets had a chance to regain home-court advantage after pulling within four points with almost 11 minutes left to play in the game. Denver was also scorching from distance, as they finished the game shooting 15-for-29 from beyond the arc.
However, the Spurs leaned on a huge rally in the fourth period and built a 20-point lead with less than five minutes remaining. They never flinched despite the Nuggets’ comeback attempt, holding serve at home after stealing a game in the Mile High City, one of the toughest places to play in the NBA – especially in the playoffs.
Paul Millsap finished with 14 points in 29 minutes, while Nikola Jokic ended up with 22 points. However, the other three starters failed to contribute significantly. After exploding with 24 points in Game 2, Jamal Murray finished with just six points in 31 minutes. Gary Harris, who averaged 21.5 points in the first two games, had just 12 points on 2-for-6 shooting from the field. Will Barton had another poor performance, finishing with just four points in 20 minutes.
The Nuggets will look to bounce back in Game 4 on Saturday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.