By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Nikola Jokic posted 29 points and 22 rebounds along with six assists as the Denver Nuggets beat the Phoenix Suns 120 – 112 after two overtimes. It was the second straight overtime win for Nuggets over the Suns.
“I was feeling good,” Jokic, who delivered 12 of his points in the two extra periods, said”When you’re playing, you’re feeling good … It’s after the game when you feel it.” The Serbian center hasn’t had a game this season without at least a double-double (whether with points/rebounds or points/assists) and is averaging near triple-double numbers of 25.8 points, 12.0 rebounds and 9.6 assists.
Luka Doncic scored 26 points, dished out eight assists and grabbed five rebounds in 29 minutes and while not playing in the fourth period of the Dallas Mavericks‘ 133 – 108 loss to the Houston Rockets.
On the other hand, Boban Marjanovic played more than he ever had in a 2020-21 game (19 minutes) and registered season-highs 15 points and 12 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis had to sit the game out to rehab his right knee.
While Bogdanovic shot 3-13 en route to 14 points, he made up by dishing out a career-high eight assists while also grabbing seven rebounds. Rudy Gobert recorded a double-double of 11 points and 14 rebounds.
The rest of Saturday’s (23/1) NBA results and Euro scorers: