Denver is having a long break.
The Denver team had an interview with ‘NBC Sports’ on the 27th (Korean time). They talked about the current situation ahead of the final schedule.안전놀이터
Denver has already confirmed its advance to the Finals.
Denver won the series 4-1 in the first round against the Minnesota Timberwolves and advanced to the second round. The opponent in the second round is the Phoenix Suns with Kevin Durant. Like the series between the championship candidates, it recorded 2-2 in the first 4 consecutive games. However, Denver took two games down and won the series 4-2.
The Western Conference Finals were even more bland. Their opponent was the 7th seed LA Lakers, who broke through from the play-in tournament. A fierce match was expected, but Denver showed off the dignity of the No. 1 seed and achieved a 4-0 sweep victory without giving up a single game.
On the other hand, the team that advances to the finals of the Eastern Conference has not yet been decided. In addition, the first leg of the final will be held on June 2nd. Denver had a total of 9 days of rest right after the Western Conference Finals.
Long breaks are like a double-edged sword. Athletes who have been on tight schedules can focus on conditioning and maintain their best physical condition. However, the deterioration of the sense of the game cannot be avoided.
“We’re taking a break,” said Jamal Murray, “but you shouldn’t relax during this period. That’s the most important factor. You have to keep your senses sharp.”
Denver head coach Mike Malone expressed a similar opinion to Murray.
“It’s impossible to keep the rhythm if you’re not playing,” Malone said. “You can do whatever you want in a practice game. But it’s not the same as playing an NBA playoff game.”
“We don’t know who we’ll face in the finals. Difficulties are bound to follow, so I told the players to focus on us. We have to establish who we are and address our shortcomings. We do our best to keep the best rhythm possible. I will do my best,” he added.