Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets LIVE: Hosts lead 29-20 after first quarter in electrifying start to NBA Finals Game 1 – with Aaron Gordon scoring 14 points but Nikola Jokic struggling
END OF FIRST QUARTER: MIA 20-29 DEN
It was a monster start to the game by Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon, whose 12 points in the first quarter led everyone on the field.
Gordon shot 6-8 as his powerful dunks and elusive nature under the basket allowed star Nikola Jokic to rack up six assists.
The big man didn’t fire a single shot until three seconds remained in the first quarter – allowing the offense to get through him.
On the other side of the field, Miami’s Bam Adebayo shot an impressive 4-6 for eight points as the Heat stayed close.
Aaron Gordon and Denver took advantage of the Miami zone early – taking a first-quarter lead