Denver’s best shooter, who fell into shooting hunting with a ‘3-point shot success rate of 17%’, “It will be different from now on”
Porter Jr., who fell into shooting hunting, expressed his determination.
The Denver Nuggets lost to the Miami Heat 108-111 in Game 2 of the 2022-2023 NBA FINAL held at the Ball Arena in the United States on the 5th (hereinafter Korean time). It is Denver who allowed the first loss at home in this playoff with the loss of the game that day.
Ace Nikola Jokic (211cm, C) performed like a monster, recording 41 points and 11 rebounds. The offensive efficiency was disappointing, but Jamal Murray (193cm, G), who recorded 18 points and 10 assists, played his part in the second quarter. However, it was regrettable that Michael Porter Jr. (208cm, F), who received the third highest salary on the team, was quiet.
Porter Jr. attempted eight shots, only two were successful, and the final score was just five. He showed a disappointing appearance in defense, and his court margin was the lowest at -15. This is why Porter Jr. is chosen as the culprit of the defeat.
Porter Jr. is Denver’s leading shooter. Despite his height, shooting without hesitation is his greatest strength. In fact, Porter Jr. has attempted 7.5 3-pointers per game this season, making it 41 percent of the time. Even broadly, Porter Jr. is averaging a career-average 41% 3-point shooting percentage.
However, in his playoff stage, he boasts a poor 3-point shooting success rate compared to the regular season. The number of 3-point attempts was 7.1, similar to the regular season, but the 3-point shot success rate slightly decreased to 37%. In particular, on the final stage, 17 attempts were made, and only 3 were successful. Porter Jr. is at his worst.
Ahead of the important third game, Porter Jr. expressed his determination through an interview with the ‘Denver Post’. Porter Jr., who fell into a shooting slump, said, “From now on, I won’t miss as many shots as I do now.”
He continued,안전놀이터 “I can add energy to the team. In addition to shooting, he can easily score with no-ball movement and can run faster than anyone in transition situations. There are still many roles I can play.”
Meanwhile, Denver advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time since its founding. Denver is so desperate to win. And for that to happen, the dormant Potter Jr. must be awakened. Will Porter Jr. be able to lead the team to victory by pouring out his potential in Game 3?