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Recap - Nuggets Defeat Phoenix 117-108

Jamal Murray poured in 36 points for Denver on Saturday, as they defeated Phoenix 117-108 at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Bettors who backed the Nuggets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -3.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 218.5.

Nikola Jokic had 23 points for Denver and Paul Millsap chipped in with 12 points. Nikola Jokic had 6 assists for the Nuggets, while Paul Millsap was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Phoenix got 28 points from Deandre Ayton in a losing cause and another 21 points from Devin Booker. Devin Booker contributed 9 assists for the Suns, while Deandre Ayton had 19 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Denver were victorious, as the score was 55-54 at the break.

Phoenix won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-40.

Denver heads into a battle against the Spurs. Phoenix, meanwhile, will have their next action against Los Angeles.