He finished the game with 15 points in 5-of-8 shooting.
As the Clippers prevailed 96–85 to take a 3–1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series, Porter gave a simple explanation as to why he scored on his scoring score, with the struggles beating the Nuggets in the second half. Can not maintain
He said, “I haven’t touched the ball.” “They did nothing different.”
According to second-spectrum figures, Porter hit 25 sixes in the first half, with teams such as Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray on the third. In the second half, Porter hit just six sixes, the seventh-most sixes in the team.
“It’s playcalling, coaches and handing the ball over,” Porter said. “We kept going [Jokic] And [Murray] And they are two amazing players, but I think we have to involve more players to defeat them. We have to move the ball a little bit better. We cannot be predictable against that team. ”
Porter was built on a strong Game 3, when he scored 18 points in 23 minutes, including a loud poster on the Montreal Hurl. In Game 4, he played 34 minutes and was on the floor to close the game at Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
It is no secret that the Denver offense runs through Jock and Murray, one of the best pick-and-roll combinations in the league. Via second spectrum data, Murray and Jock have combined for 175.5 touches per game this season, the second by any pair of teammates in the last five seasons. The only pair with more: Jokic and Murray last season.
But with his size and scoring ability, Porter is a potential X factor for the Nuggets. And despite being a cheater, he feels comfortable that it is known that he wants to be more involved.
He said, “I think if I’m going to play outside, I think I should give voice.” “I’ll probably talk to the coaches and tell them what I’m seeing there. They know look, they know what we’re doing. We have to swing the ball. We have a lot of players who play. Can. Basketball and score, so we have to add some more people. ”
3-1 down, the Nuggets are in familiar territory, coming back from the same deficit in the opening round against the Utah Jazz. They can draw on that experience, coach Mike Malone said, and that means winning the next game in front of them. But he also acknowledged that the Clippers are a different matchup than the Jazz.
“That would be the same message it was against Utah,” Malone said. “It wasn’t that we had to come back and win three games. It was to win the game by 5. And then after that, we should win one at a time. Let’s win 6 and then win 7. We did it.” There is a different rival. There is a very talented, deep team, but I think we have the confidence in being a flexible group and being a team that when everyone else has written to us, we have found a way. ”