SAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and DeMar DeRozan added 25 to help the Spurs overcome Nikola Jokic’s 43 points and beat Denver 120-103 on Thursday night, forcing a Game 7 of the opening-round series.
Jokic had 27 points in the second half to post the third-highest point total this postseason behind the 50 by Portland’s Damian Lillard and the 45 by the Warriors’ Kevin Durant. Jokic also finished with 12 rebounds and nine assists to fall an assist shy of his second triple double of the series.
Game 7 is Saturday in Denver, where the Nuggets had the league’s best home record during the regular season. The winner will face Portland.
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