MVP performance by Jokic tops OKC

2022-11-24T10:03:54+00:00 2022-11-24T10:36:37+00:00.

Bojan Brezovac

24/Nov/22 10:03

Serbian big man Nikola Jokic scored 39 points in an overtime win

By Eurohoops Team/

The Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma played a great game, and the team from Colorado won after overtime 131:126, primarily thanks to the incredible Nikola Jokic. The Serbian center scored 39 points. In addition to a great scoring night, he grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 9 assists.

Next to him, Vlatko Cancar from Slovenia stood out with perhaps the best game of his NBA career in which he scored 20 points, had 4 rebounds, and 5 assists.

On the other side, we saw the excellent, calm, and concentrated Aleksej Pokushevski. The versatile Serbian basketball player played 29 minutes, during which time he recorded 13 points and 3 assists, and could have been the hero of his team. Pokushevski hit two free throws to give the Thunder a 120:118 lead, but in the last seconds, Aaron Gordon brought overtime to Denver.

Chicago Bulls beat Milwaukee 118:113 in a clash of giants! Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 36 points, and in the Chicago team, Nikola Vucevic from Montenegro added 18 points and 4 rebounds, and 5 assists.

The Big man from Bosnia, Jusuf Nurkic had a great night. He led Portland with 22 points and six rebounds, but it was not enough for the win against Cleveland 114-96.

Minnesota Timberwolves are starting to play better basketball, and the reason for that is Karl Antony-Towns and Rudy Gobert are dominating in the paint. The French big man scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in a win 114-101 against Indiana.

Miami got an important win over Washington 113-105. The young Serbian Nikola Jovic helpt with seven points. On the other side, Latvia’s Kristaps Porzingis scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Deni Avdija was one rebound shy of a triple-double. He had 12 points, nine rebounds, and 10 assists.

Lithuanian big Man, Domantas Sabonis had 15 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists, but Atlanta Hawks got the win against Sacramento 115-105.

Round up

Charlotte HornetsPhiladelphia 76ers 107-101 (Maledon 4p – Korkmaz 5p)
Cleveland CavaliersPortland Trail Blazers 114-96 (Osman 3p, 4r – Nurkic 22p, 6r)
Indiana PacersMinnesota Timberwolves 101-115 (Bitadze 4 – Gobert 21p, 16r)
Atlanta HawksSacramento Kings 115-106 (Capela 11p, 14r – 15p, 13r, 7a)
Boston CelticsDallas Mavericks 125-112 (Doncic 42p, 8r, 9a)
Miami HeatWashington Wizards 113-105 (Jovic 7p, 5r – Porzingis 21p, 9r, Avdija 12p, 9r, 10a)
Toronto RaptorsBrooklyn Nets 98-112 (Anunoby 15p, Hernangomez 10p, 10r)
Milwaukee BucksChicago Bulls 113-118 (Antetokounmpo 36p, 11r, 7a)
Oklahoma City ThunderDenver Nuggets 126-131 OT (Pokusevski 13p – Jokic 39p, 10r, 9a, Cancar 20p, 4r, 5a)
San Antonio SpursNew Orleans Pelicans 110-129 (Sochan 12p, Poeltl 4p, 14r – Valanciunas 22p, 10r, Hernangomez 3p)
Utah JazzDetroit Pistons116-125 (Markkanen 13p, 8r, Fontecchio 10p- Bogdanovic 23p)
Golden State WarriorsLos Angeles Clippers 124-107 (Zubac 8p, 4r, Batum 2r)

Western Conference standings:

  1. Phoenix Suns 11-6
  2. New Orleans Pelicans 11-7
  3. Denver Nuggets 11-7
  4. Utah Jazz 12-8
  5. Sacramento Kings 10-7
  6. Los Angeles Clippers 11-8
  7. Minnesota Timberwolves 10-8
  8. Memphis Grizzlies 10-8
  9. Portland Trail Blazers 10-8
  10. Dallas Mavericks 9-8
  11. Golden State Warriors 9-10
  12. Oklahoma City Thunder 7-11
  13. San Antonio Spurs 6-13
  14. Los Angeles Lakers 5-11
  15. Houston Rockets 3-14

Eastern Conference standings:

  1. Boston Celtics 14-4
  2. Milwaukee Bucks 12-5
  3. Cleveland Cavaliers 12-6
  4. Atlanta Hawks 11-7
  5. Indiana Pacers 10-7
  6. Washington Wizards 10-8
  7. Philadelphia 76ers 9-9
  8. Toronto Raptors 9-9
  9. New York Knicks 9-9
  10. Brooklyn Nets 9-10
  11. Chicago Bulls 8-10
  12. Miami Heat 8-11
  13. Orlando Magic 5-13
  14. Charlotte Hornets 5-14
  15. Detroit Pistons 5-15