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Jokic finished the game with a double-double of 12 points and 12 assists, along with six rebounds while taking a season-low seven field goal attempts. For Malone, the fact that his marquee name didn’t focus on simply getting numbers and was delighted with the bounce-back win afterward is something that speaks volumes about the player’s character.
“Obviously Nikola is having an MVP caliber season. What I love about Nikola is that he’s the true definition of being selfless,” Malone said after the match. “He doesn’t care about his stats, he’s not ‘MVP-hunting”. He just wants to win. We lost three games in a row and the fact that he goes and has 12 points, 12 assists and six rebounds and we won the game. He’s in a great mood and he’s happy. And that’s sincere. That’s who he is. And I love that. When your franchise player embodies who you are and who you aspire to be, from a coach’s standpoint, you have a chance to do great things.”