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White scores career-high 36 points as Spurs beat Nuggets 118-108

San Antonio, USA, Apr 18 (efe-epa).- Young point guard Derrick White on Thursday scored a career-high 36 points, five rebounds and five assists to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 118-108 win over the Denver Nuggets in Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series

White, groomed by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich as the successor of the legendary Tony Parker, came out in the game with all guns blazing, allowing the Spurs to take a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series.

"I just had a chip on my shoulder. This is the way I've played since I was young. Just try to go out there, compete and have fun," White in the post-game interview.

He scored a staggering 26 points in the first half, an impressive feat as Parker himself and Tim Duncan are the only other San Antonio players to have scored more points in any half of a post-season match.

White shot 15 of 21 from the field and converted five of six free throws, shattering his earlier career-high match figure of 26 points, reached during the regular season.

Five other Spurs players, including the other four starters, scored in double digits.

Shooting guard DeMar DeRozan was the second-highest scorer for the Spurs with 25 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals, while center LaMarcus Aldridge had a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds, five assists and a block.

Serbian center Nikola Jokic led the scoring for Denver with 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists but could not dominate as he was well-marked by the Spurs defense.

Shooting guard Malik Beasley, who came on as a reserve, scored 20 points for the Nuggets, while power forward Paul Millsap ended with 14 points and just one rebound.

Game 4 of the series will be played on Saturday at the same venue, the AT&T Center in San Antonio, where the Spurs have a 3-0 record this season against the Nuggets.

The Spurs, who have made it to the playoffs for the 22nd time in a row, have a 22-7 head-to-head playoffs record against the Nuggets and a 13-3 record at home.

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