120-96. Porter Jr. and Jokic move Nuggets closer to third place in West

Denver (USA), Apr 26 (EFE) .- Power forward Michael Porter Jr. shone with his offensive game and contributed 31 points, while another number four, Paul Millsap added nine of his 12 goals in the last fourth and the Denver Nuggets easily beat the Memphis Grizzlies 120-96.

Serbian center Nikola Jokic finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds for his league-leading 53rd double-double, which also helped the Nuggets (40-21) win at home for the sixth time in a row over the Grizzlies. .

The Memphis team has not won in Denver since February 26, 2017.

Porter hit 12 of 19 shots from the field, including 3 of 6 triples, and grabbed seven rebounds, in addition to giving two assists and putting up a block.

Argentine guard Facundo Campazo continued to start with the Nuggets and contributed seven points in the 30 minutes he was on the field.

The former Real Madrid player scored 3 of 8 field goals, including a triple of four attempts, did not go to the personnel line, but did a great teamwork with seven assists, captured two rebounds, recovered two balls, lost one and committed three personal fouls.

Denver pulled away early in the fourth quarter on a 12-0 run in which forward PJ Dozier (five points) and Millsap (seven) accounted for the entire score.

From there, the Nuggets achieved their sixth victory in seven games and remain fourth in the Western Conference, but now only two games behind the Los Angeles Clippers, who are third and lost on the road 120-103 to the New Orleans Pelicans.

They also cut another game with the league and Northwest Division leaders Utah Jazz, who are now four ahead.

The Nuggets defense also made a difference by leaving the Grizzlies with just 4 3s of 32 attempts.

Point guard Ja Morant added 27 points to lead the Grizzlies, who finished a seven-game trip with a winning record of 4-3 and a 31-29 on aggregate, which keeps them eighth in the Western Conference.

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