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