Jokic, Nuggets overpower 7-man 76ers

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Giannis Askounis

09/Jan/21 23:13

The undermanned Philadelphia 76ers managed to remain competitive in the first half

By Johnny Askounis/

The Denver Nuggets collected an easy win, 115-103, against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center in a Saturday meeting.

Nikola Jokic was held one board shy of a triple-double with 15 points, 12 assists, and nine rebounds to his name in the unbalanced affair. German Isaiah Hartenstein registered six points, five rebounds, two steals, and two blocks. Slovenian Vlatko Cancar sneaked in one steal and one block in the final minutes.

Gary Harris netted a team-high 21 points. The game-high 39 points belonged to rookie point guard coming out of Kentucky Tyrese Maxey making the most out of the opportunity for additional playing time.

The 76ers previously undefeated at home suited up only seven players and as expected fell to 7-3. Turkish Furkan Korkmaz was among the players out injured and French Vincent Poirier among those still following health and safety protocols.

The winning side jumped to 4-5 launching an East Coast road trip also to be continued with the New York Knicks Sunday and completed with the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday.

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