Nikola Jokic falls one board shy of a triple-double

2019-02-27T07:16:00+00:00 2019-02-27T07:16:00+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

27/Feb/19 07:16

Eurohoops.net

Nine European players were in action during NBA’s three-game Tuesday evening schedule.

By John Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

Nikola Jokic scored eight points down the stretch and finished with 36 for the Denver Nuggets in their 121-112 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He also dished ten helpers, but needed one more rebound for the triple-double. Juan Hernangomez didn’t play on Tuesday. Dennis Schroder notched 11 points for the losing side at the Pepsi Center.

Without Mario Hezonja (left leg) and Frank Ntilikina (groin) in their lineup, the New York Knicks overtook the Orlando Magic, 108-103. Nikola Vucevic put up a 26-point, 11-rebound double-double at the Madison Square Garden, Evan Fournier added 15 points and Timofey Mozgov (right knee) remained out.

The other game of the night saw the Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics, 118-95. Serge Ibaka helped out with 14 points. OG Anunoby and Marc Gasol scored five apiece. Guerschon Yabusele posted five points for the visitors, but Daniel Theis didn’t get on the board at the Scotiabank Arena.

Results and European action:

New York Knicks Orlando Magic 108-103 Vucevic 26pts, 11reb, 6ast, 1stl, 3blk, Fournier 15pts, 5reb, 8ast, 3stl
Toronto Raptors Boston Celtics 118-95 Ibaka 14pts, 2reb, Anunoby 5pts, 1reb, 1ast, 1blk, M. Gasol 5pts, 1reb, 1stl – Yabusele 5pts, 3reb, Theis 2reb, 1blk
Denver Nuggets Oklahoma City Thunder 121-112 Jokic 36pts, 9reb, 10ast, 1blk, J. Hernangomez DNP, Schroder 11pts, 5reb, 7ast, 1stl

Standings:

Eastern Conference
1. Milwaukee Bucks 46-14
2. Toronto Raptors 45-17
3. Indiana Pacers 40-21
4. Philadelphia 76ers 39-22
5. Boston Celtics 37-24
6. Brooklyn Nets 32-30
7. Detroit Pistons 29-30
8. Charlotte Hornets 28-32
9. Orlando Magic 28-34
10. Miami Heat 26-33
11. Washington Wizards 24-36
12. Atlanta Hawks 20-41
13. Chicago Bulls 16-45
14. Cleveland Cavaliers 14-47
15. New York Knicks 13-48

Western Conference
1. Golden State Warriors 43-17
2. Denver Nuggets 42-18
3. Oklahoma City Thunder 38-22
4. Portland Trail Blazers 37-23
5. Houston Rockets 35-25
6. Utah Jazz 33-26
7. Los Angeles Clippers 34-28
8. San Antonio Spurs 33-29
9. Sacramento Kings 31-29
10. Minnesota Timberwolves 29-31
11. Los Angeles Lakers 29-31
12. New Orleans Pelicans 27-35
13. Dallas Mavericks 26-34
14. Memphis Grizzlies 24-38
15. Phoenix Suns 12-50

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