Jokic leads Nuggets to 3-2, Blazers, Raptors, 76ers advance

2019-04-24T07:10:55+00:00 2019-04-24T07:10:55+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

24/Apr/19 07:10

Sixteen European players were in action during NBA’s four-game Tuesday evening playoffs schedule.

By John Askounis/

The Denver Nuggets jumped into to a 3-2 lead with a convincing 108-90 home win over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. Nikola Jokic notched a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double, also tallied eight assists before gaining the luxury to return to the bench with the rest of the starters.

Damian Lillard nailed a game-winning buzzer-beater and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 118-115, behind his 50 points. Enes Kanter put up a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double for the Blazers that went through on the 4-1 triumph in the best-of-seven series.

The Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers will square off in the next round after finishing their opening round series, 4-1. The Canadian organization routed the Orlando Magic, 115-96, at the Scotiabank Arena. Serge Ibaka scored ten points and Marc Gasol added nine.

Fellow Europeans Boban Marjanovic and Furkan Korkmaz notched seven points apiece for the Sixers in the 122-100 home victory against the Brooklyn Nets. Rodions Kurucs signed off with 14 points in 15 minutes.

Results and European action:

Denver NuggetsSan Antonio Spurs 108-90 Jokic 16pts, 11reb, 8ast, 2stl, 1blk, J. Hernangomez 2reb – Poeltl 12pts, 7reb, 4ast, Belinelli 7pts, 1reb, 2ast, 1blk, Dav. Bertans 3pts, 2reb, 1ast, Motiejunas 2pts, 3reb, 1ast
Philadelphia 76ers – Brooklyn Nets 122-100 Marjanovic 7pts, 7reb, 4ast, Korkmaz 7pts, 1reb, 2ast – Kurucs 14pts, 7reb, 1ast, 1stl, Musa 1stl
Portland Trail Blazers – Oklahoma City Thunder 118-115 Kanter 13pts, 13reb, 4ast, 1blk, Nurkic OUT – Schroder 17pts, 2reb, 3ast
Toronto RaptorsOrlando Magic 115-96 Ibaka 10pts, reb, 2ast, 1stl, M. Gasol 9pts, 9reb, 2ast, 1blk, Anunoby OUT – Fournier 10pts, 3reb, 2ast, 2stl, Vucevic 6pts, 7reb, 1ast, Mozgov OUT