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Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors turn on the style to thrash and Philadelphia 76ers and take vital lead in NBA playoffs Nikola Jokic scored 25 points and tied a team playoff high with 19 rebounds Paul Millsap injected some experience into a series dominated by youth Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Toronto Raptors

By Associated Press Reporter

Published: 11:20 BST, 8 May 2019 | Updated: 11:20 BST, 8 May 2019

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Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors took a vital lead in the NBA playoffs on Tuesday as they thrashed the and Philadelphia 76ers respectively.  

Nikola Jokic scored 25 points and tied a team playoff high with 19 rebounds, and Paul Millsap injected some experience into a series dominated by youth, sparking the Nuggets' 124-98 blowout of the on Tuesday night that gave Denver a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

The Nuggets can secure their first trip to the Western Conference Finals in a decade with a win in Game 6 on Thursday night in Portland.

Nikola Jokic scored 25 points and tied a team playoff high with 19 rebounds for the Nuggets

Millsap scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half of the first lopsided game in a series that was so evenly matched coming in that

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