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Down 3-0, history doesn't bode well for Denver Nuggets

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Behind yet another dominating performance from the backcourt duo of Chris Paul and Devin Booker, who combined for 55 points, Phoenix took a commanding 3-0 lead in this best-of-seven series Friday with a 116-102 win in a Game 3 more lopsided than the final tally indicated. No team falling behind 3-0 in a playoff series has ever recovered to advance (0-142 all-time) to the next round, and Phoenix continues to prove it isn’t conceding anything going into Sunday’s potential closeout game at Ball Arena. "This is the first time in my career I’ve ever been up 3-0 in a series," said Paul, who has produced 34 assists in the series with just three turnovers while scoring 30 total points in the fourth quarter on 12-of-13 shooting. "So, just staying in the moment, understanding the importance of every game and knowing, too, that even though its 3-0, as long as they’re over there being led by Mike Malone, that team over there is gonna keep fighting."facts