Did Nikola Jokic’s lack of playmaking affect Denver in Game 2?

Jun 5, 2023, 9:35 AM

DENVER, COLORADO - JUNE 04: Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets battles Bam Adebayo #13 of the M...

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Denver Sports’ analyst Jake Shapiro joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross to break down Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat, dive into what the Heat defense did to take away Nikola Jokic’s passing game, and much more.

Plus: What is the temperature check around the Nuggets fanbase following the Game 2 loss?

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Topics Discussed

  • Did the Heat take Game 2 by forcing Nikola Jokic to score on his own rather than get his teammates involved?
  • Was physicality a key for the Miami defense in slowing down the Nuggets’ offense?
  • What is the main reason for the Denver market’s lack of NBA viewership?
  • Diving into the sports scene in Colorado
  • “This is the most excited that I have ever seen this city for Nuggets basketball.”
  • How is the Nuggets fanbase reacting to the Game 2 loss?
  • Could the return of Tyler Herro give the Heat a boost in this series?

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Thursday, June 22– 2023 NBA Draft
  • Friday, June 30– Free Agent negotiating period begins
  • Thursday, July 6– Free Agents can begin signing deals
  • Friday, July 7–Monday, July 17– NBA Summer League in Las Vegas
  • August TBD– 2023-24 NBA regular season schedule release
  • September TBD– NBA training camps begin

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