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Spurs trying to force Game 7 vs. Nuggets

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Denver strutted, shot and defended its way to a pivotal Game 5 win over San Antonio on Tuesday and is one win away from clinching a spot in the Western Conference semifinals.

But the Nuggets don't expect the seventh-seeded Spurs to go quietly when they meet Thursday night in the Alamo City in Game 6 of the first-round series.

The second-seeded Nuggets, who lost the series opener at home and nearly lost the second, head back to Texas after Tuesday's dominating 108-90 win in Denver. They are on the cusp of their first postseason series victory since 2009, when they reached the Western Conference finals.

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Rank Name RPG
1 A. Drummond, Det15.6
2 J. Embiid, Phi13.6
3 D. Jordan, NY13.1
4 R. Gobert, Uta12.9
5 C. Capela, Hou12.7
6 G. Antetokounmpo, Mil12.5
7 K. Towns, Min12.4
8 N. Vucevic, Orl12.0
9 H. Whiteside, Mia11.3
10 R. Westbrook, OKC11.1
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Blocks Per Game
Rank Name BPG
1 M. Turner, Ind2.69
2 M. Robinson, NY2.44
3 R. Gobert, Uta2.31
4 B. Lopez, Mil2.21
5 J. McGee, LAL1.97
6 J. Embiid, Phi1.91
7 H. Whiteside, Mia1.89
8 A. Drummond, Det1.75
9 K. Towns, Min1.62
10 G. Antetokounmpo, Mil1.53
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