Watch: DeRozan and company defeat Nuggets, force Game 7

Behind DeRozan’s 25 and Aldridge’s 26 and 10, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets in a crucial Game 6. With this win over the second-seeded Denver Nuggets, the Spurs have officially forced a Game 7. The win-or-go-home matchup will be played on Saturday at 10 p.m. ET.

Check out all the highlights from the crucial Game 6 matchup below!

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Spurs’ superstar DeMar DeRozan fined $25,000

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Spurs’ superstar DeMar DeRozan has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for throwing a ball in the direction of a referee during the Spurs’ 117-103 loss versus the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.

The incident, for which DeRozan was fined, occurred with 5:01 remaining on the clock in the fourth quarter. DeRozan was upset after official Scott Foster called an offensive foul on him, prompting the Spurs’ superstar to recklessly throw the ball across the court and in the direction of the official. DeRozan was originally assessed a technical foul, but was ultimately thrown out. Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Kiki VanDeWeghe also announced that the league was not only concerned about the ball hitting official Scott Foster, but the ball also flying recklessly out into the spectator stands.

Below is a look at the incident in question. 

 

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NBA Playoffs: Harris, Jokic not enough as Spurs down Nuggets in Game 1

Going into this series, many analysts had raised questions about whether or not the Denver Nuggets were ready to become playoff contenders. Last night’s game did not go as planned for the Denver Nuggets. The game was a thriller, with stars from both teams battling it out on the court. The Spurs’ DeRozan and White led the way for the legendary franchise, with the pair scoring 18 and 16 respectively. Other Spurs’ players, such as Rudy Gay, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Bryn Forbes, provided a much needed boost from the bench and, ultimately, helped the Spurs capture Game 1 in Denver. As for the Nuggets, guards Gary Harris and Jamaal Murray led the way in scoring as superstar center Nikola Jokic owned the paint, finishing with a triple-double. In the end, the past playoff experience of the Spurs helped them steal Game 1 from the two-seeded Denver Nuggets on the road.

Final: Spurs 101, Nuggets 96

 

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Isaiah Thomas and Nuggets ink deal

Free agent guard Isaiah Thomas and the Denver Nuggets have agreed to a one-year deal first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The deal Thomas signed is reportedly worth the veteran minimum.

Thomas averaged 15.2 points, 4.8 assists, and 2.1 rebounds while playing just under 27 minutes per game in both Cavaliers’ and Lakers’ jerseys. After failing to play at the level the Cavaliers expected, Thomas was traded to the Lakers where he became a solid bench player.

Thomas will be reuniting with his former coach Michael Malone in Denver who coached him when he played for the Kings earlier in his career.

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Denver Nuggets sign Rookie Jarred Vanderbilt

The Denver Nuggets have signed rookie Jarred Vanderbilt to a multi-year contract, per the Nuggets’ President of Basketball Operations.

Vanderbilt was selected in the 2018 Draft with the 41st pick out of Kentucky. In his freshman season for the University of Kentucky, Vanderbilt averaged 5.9 points per game, 7.9 rebounds and 1 assist while playing roughly 17 minutes a game.

Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the young forward’s contract is worth $4 million dollars in exchange for three years of his services.

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