June 7, 2023 NBA Finals StatCap : Big nights for Murray and Jokić put Denver up 2-1

Player Spotlight – Nikola Jokić and Christian Braun

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JUNE 07: Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Christian Braun #0 of the Denver Nuggets during the fourth quarter in Game Three of the 2023 NBA Finals at Kaseya Center on June 07, 2023 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

Nikola Jokić showed up and showed out in Game 3. Unlike the previous contest, where he did pour in 43 points, Jokić did not affect the game in the myriad of ways he does on the offensive game. That was not the case Wednesday night as Jokić did put in 32 points but he also pulled in 21 rebounds and dished out ten assists, becoming the first player to turn in a 30+point, 20+rebounds and 10+ assists in a NBF Finals Game. Rookie Christian Braun turned in a strong game as the rookie out Kansas connected on 7 of his 8 field goal attempts in scoring 15 points off the Denver bench.

Who Got It Done

1Nikola JokićDEN@MIAW43:451221.57112.50078.8753182110023532+1532.6
2Jamal MurrayDEN@MIAW44:351222.54536.50078.875371010107234+1427.4
3Bam AdebayoMIADENL40:52721.33300810.800611173010222-2018.8
4Jimmy ButlerMIADENL40:211124.45814.25056.8331124012228-1116.9
5Christian BraunDEN@MIAW19:0278.87501.000111.0002241101115+214.5
6Aaron GordonDEN@MIAW33:48510.5000014.25037105100311+1612.3
7Kyle LowryMIADENL29:3048.50014.25000033520149-48.8
8Caleb MartinMIADENL31:3149.44425.400000333201410-57.7
9Duncan RobinsonMIADENL13:5636.50036.50000011000029-45.5
10Max StrusMIADENL24:1217.14314.25000224511013-115.3

Nightly Stat Stars


1. Jamal MurrayDEN34
2. Nikola JokicDEN32
3. Jimmy ButlerMIA28
4. Bam AdebayoMIA22
5. Christian BraunDEN15


1. Nikola JokicDEN21
2. Bam AdebayoMIA17
3. Aaron GordonDEN10
3. Jamal MurrayDEN10
5. Michael Porter Jr.DEN7


1. Nikola JokicDEN10
1. Jamal MurrayDEN10
3. Aaron GordonDEN5
3. Kyle LowryMIA5
3. Max StrusMIA5


1. Bruce BrownDEN3
2. Nikola JokicDEN2
3. Bam AdebayoMIA1
3. Jimmy ButlerMIA1
3. Max StrusMIA1


1. Kyle LowryMIA2
1. Caleb MartinMIA2
1. Gabe VincentMIA2
4. Christian BraunDEN1
4. Aaron GordonDEN1


1. Jamal MurrayDEN7
2. Nikola JokicDEN3
3. Jimmy ButlerMIA2
4. Christian BraunDEN1
4. Bruce BrownDEN1


1. Jamal MurrayDEN3
1. Duncan RobinsonMIA3
3. Kevin LoveMIA2
3. Caleb MartinMIA2
5. Bruce BrownDEN1


1. Bam AdebayoMIA8
2. Nikola JokicDEN7
2. Jamal MurrayDEN7
4. Jimmy ButlerMIA5
5. Kentavious Caldwell-PopeDEN4

Yesterday’s Scores

Denver 24292927
Miami 24242026
PTSJ. Murray-DEN34
TRBN. Jokić-DEN21

Box Score | Play-By-Play | Shot Chart

Series Snapshot

Denver vs. Miami
Denver leads Best-of-7 series 2 games to 1
Next game: Friday, June 9, 8:30PM @MIA

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