Nikola Jokic: I feel quite comfortable with taking the important shots

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07/Mar/22 13:44

Nikola Jokic’s explosive performances are partially a result of the trust he earned from his teammates and the coach

By Eurohoops team/

Nikola Jokic put on a historic 46-point performance including 30 points in the fourth quarter and overtime. His reaction? Just another day at work for the Serbian big man.

“My teammates were looking for me. I was making shots and being aggressive. Just a really good period,” Jokic said. “I’m in really good shape. I think we needed to push the pace in that fourth quarter, just be aggressive and make that early advantage.”

He also noted that for the past few years, he’s become quite comfortable with taking the important shots and it’s all thanks to the team believing in him.

“I’ve had that feeling for the past four years. I feel quite comfortable with taking and making or missing the important shots. Coach runs a play for me and I try to figure it out.”


And one of his teammates, Aaron Gordon, was full of praise for the big man.

“This dude is incredible. I don’t say that about a lot of people. I only say that about a handful of people. This dude is incredible. He’s the MVP. I believe that. He’s coming out night in and night out putting up ridiculous numbers, and we’re winning. I don’t know everybody that votes on it, but this guy gotta be at the top of the list.”

The coach echoed it too, as he usually does.

“What a luxury to have the MVP in an overtime game knowing you can just play through him. They double-teamed him, Monte Morris makes a big 3. It’s just such a confidence that you have because you know in a close game he’s just going to make the play again and again. For him to step up the way he did just speaks to his greatness.”

The chemistry among the Nuggets is obvious and the locker room atmosphere after the impressive win is a testament to it.