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Locked on Denver Nuggets Podcast

San Antonio Spurs v Denver Nuggets - Game One Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

In this episode, I share my notes on game one of the Nuggets-Spurs series. San Antonio’s game plan was centered around forcing the ball out of the hands of Nikola Jokic. I share my thoughts on how Jokic handled that plan, whether or not he should’ve been more aggressive looking for his shot, and what both he and the Nuggets as a whole can do to combat that game plan.

  • Other topics include:
  • Denver’s three-point shot selection
  • Will Barton’s defense against DeRozan
  • Mason Plumlee’s role in this series
  • Gary Harris looking like his old self