Denver Nuggets Are Back to Maximizing Nikola Jokic’s Star Potential

December 21st, 2016 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

DENVER — With 47 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of a Dec. 19 contest against the Dallas Mavericks, Nikola Jokic hauled in his 15th rebound of the night. After dribbling down the floor, he handed the ball off to Emmanuel Mudiay and watched as his point guard launched a quick three-pointer. 

The shot, which would have given Jokic his 10th assist and the first triple-double of his young career, was off target, much to the chagrin of the entire Denver Nuggets bench. But it was ultimately irrelevant since the whole team was able to celebrate the 117-107 win, which marked three consecutive victories and served as the latest step in Jokic's inexorable march toward stardom. 

Though he couldn't get that final dime, he still finished with a sensational line: 27 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists on 13-of-17 shooting from the field. 

"Maybe. Probably," he said when asked if it was the best performance of his NBA career. But then he immediately shifted the attention back to the team.

"That [a triple-double] doesn't really matter. The game is more important than your name."

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