The third night of the official seeding games for the NBA restart was kicked off by the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat.
The game was quite close during the first half and looked like it could go either way. At half time the Nuggets were leading 57-56.
Nikola Jokić started at center today for the Nuggets, he played for 34 minutes and shot 7-16 from the field and 1-5 from 3-point range. He finished the game with 19 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 1 steal. Jerami Grant came off the bench for Denver, he played 26 minutes and shot 7-14 from the field and 1-4 from 3. He scored 19 points, grabbed 2 rebounds and got 1 assist.
Monté Morris started as a guard for the Nuggets. He scored 13 points on 3-7 shooting from the field. He shot 0-2 from beyond the arc, he grabbed 3 rebounds and got 5 assists in 28 minutes. Paul Millsap scored 8 points on 3-9 shooting, he grabbed 6 rebounds, got 2 steals and 1 assist in 28 minutes of game time.
Bol Bol came off the bench and played 12 minutes. He scored 5 points on 2-4 shooting. He grabbed 4 boards and got 1 assist.
Jimmy Butler started for the Miami Heat, he played 30 minutes, in which he shot 6-11 from the field and scored 22 points. He dished out 7 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds. He was locked in defensively and got 3 steals to help the Heat. Center Bam Adebayo played 28 minutes. He shot 7-12 from the field and scored 22 points. He grabbed 9 boards and dished out 6 assists. Kendrick Nunn played 22 minutes and he finished the game with 11 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists.
Kelly Olynyk came off the bench and played 24 minutes. He shot 8-11 from the field and 4-6 from beyond the arc. He finished the game with 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal. Andre Iguodala played 15 minutes and scored 3 points on 1-2 shooting from 3. He also got 1 assist.
After starting the 3rd quarter down by 1, the Heat outscored the Nuggets 38-22 in the 3rd to give them a 94-79 lead.
The heat outscored the Nuggets 31-26 in the 4th quarter they won the game 125-105 giving them a good start to their seeding games.