The Nuggets win their third game in a row, take the lead over the Timberwolves

Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets have proven to be the main favorite to triumph again in the NBA. The defending champion won the third game in a row and took the lead (3:2) against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the semifinals of the Western Conference.

The Nuggets had lost the first two games at home, but made an incredible comeback in the next three games. On Tuesday after midnight, the Nuggets triumphed 112:97 at the "Ball Arena".

The most outstanding among the Nuggets was center Nikola Jokiq with 40 points and 13 assists. He was assisted by Aaron Gordon with 18 points.

For the Timberwolves, Karl Anthony-Towns had 23 points, Anthony Edwards had 18 and Rudy Gobert added 18 points and 11 rebounds.

The New York Kincks defeated the Indiana Pacers 121:91 and took a 3:2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.