Denver and Jokic teach the lesson in New York

The Nuggets, carried by their MVP Nikola Jokic, imperial with 32 points in 26 minutes, quietly rolled out their basketball at Madison Square Garden to dispose of Knicks (113-99) in a bad pass on Saturday in the NBA. Successful in shooting (14/19), the Serb, who missed four games at the end of November due to a wrist injury, added 11 rebounds and 5 assists to his pocket. And when he plays at this level, obviously everything goes to Denver, which temporarily rises to 7th position in the West with a balance sheet again in balance (11 v-11 d).

Under the eyes of the team’s second offensive weapon Jamal Murray, still recovering for a long time after his cruciate ligament rupture in his right knee, the Nuggets took advantage of the Knicks’ defensive largesse, counting up to 30 lengths in advance and shooting at 52% success. The replacement winger Zeke Nnaji distinguished himself (21 pts, 8 rebounds). Struggling offensively (39.8%), despite a solid performance from Julius Randle (24 pts, 8 assists, 7 rebounds), New York lacked deterrence, which is usually its strength. Their start to December is complicated with this third setback in a row, which keeps Evan Fournier (15 pts, 5 assists) and his teammates in 11th place in the East. Outside the play-off window.


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