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From the loss to the New York Knicks to open the NBA Saturdays schedule, the Denver Nuggets recovered in the bottom end of back-to-back matinee games with a 108-102 victory against the Brooklyn Nets.
Nikola Jokic registered 22 points, 17 rebounds, ten assists, and two steals over 36 minutes in the latest edition of NBA Sundays. The Serbian star confirmed his 28th triple-double in the 2022-23 NBA Regular Season late in the fourth quarter as the Nuggets halted the comeback bid. The win in Barclays Center improved the leaders of the Western Conference to 48-24.
Michael Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray chipped in 28 and 25 points, respectively, for the team coached by Michael Malone. Slovenian Vlatko Cancar did not leave the bench. For the Nets, Mikal Bridges had 23 points.
Thunder overcome Devin Booker’s 46 points
Trailing the entire game and dealing with a double-digit deficit early in the fourth period, the Oklahoma City Thunder stormed back to take down the Phoenix Suns, 124-120, in Paycom Center.
Cleared to return to action from a leg injury sustained in late December, Serbian Aleksej Pokusevski is on a G League assignment looking to open the path back to the NBA. Active in the comeback win, Croatian Dario Saric tallied four points, one steal, and one rebound, and French Ousmane Dieng grabbed one rebound. French Olivier Sarr did not play.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 40 points was the enforcer as the Thunder jumped to 35-36. Devin Booker scored 46 points but his side was forced down to 38-33.
Spurs rally past Hawks
The Thunder dug their way out of a 15-point hole, but the San Antonio Spurs made an even bigger comeback on the early portion of the NBA Sundays schedule. Limiting the Atlanta Hawks to 15 points in the fourth quarter, they turned a 24-point deficit into a win, 126-116, in AT&T Center.
Coming off the bench, Georgian Sandro Mamukelashvili went for seven points, six rebounds, five assists, and one block in 19 minutes. Polish Jeremy Sochan was ruled out with right knee soreness. Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell shared a game-high 29 points on the way to 19-52.
On the losing end, Serbian Bogdan Bogdanovic recorded 13 points, two rebounds, and one assist. Swiss Clint Capela posted a 15-point, 12-rebound double-double to go with one block, one steal, and one assist. Czech Vit Krejci did not fit in the rotation. The Hawks fell to 35-36.
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