Jokic, Nuggets crush Thunder

2021-01-20T08:51:53+00:00 2021-01-20T08:51:53+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

20/Jan/21 08:51

Nikola Jokic only needed three quarters to pace the Nuggets to the winning track against the Thunder

By Eurohoops team /

The Denver Nuggets (7-7) routed Oklahoma City Thunder (6-7) with a 119-101 victory on Tuesday evening, as Nikola Jokic called it an early night with another impressive performance. Jokic spent 28 minutes on the court and posted 27 points, along with 12 rebounds and six assists to lead his team to the victory.

Monte Morris added up to Jokic’s efforts with 15 points while Facu Campazzo scored 3 points coming from the bench and had probably the play of the night with a backward, between-the-legs pass to Monte Morris for a layup.

Luguentz Dort paced the Thunder with 20 points, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 14 and Frenchman Theo Maledon had 7 points.

Donovan Mitchell stepped up strong to lead the Utah Jazz (10-4) to a 118-102 win against the New Orleans Pelicans (5-8), with his 28-point performance. Rudy Gobert left the court with a double-double of 13 points and 18 rebounds and Bojan Bogdanovic added 11 points and 7 rebounds in this victory.

Pelicans‘ Zion Williamson led the race with a game-high of 32 points and Brandon Ingram signed off with 17 points.

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