NBA wrap: Nikola Jokic dominates in Nuggets win over Raptors | NBA




The Nuggets introduced the combat to the Raptors in Scotiabank Area on Monday. Denver snapped Toronto’s eight-game successful streak by defeating it 106-103, proving to be worthy competitors for the East’s prime contender.

Denver notched its sixth consecutive win and it acquired an enormous night time from Nikola Jokic, who recorded his second triple-double of the season with 23 factors, 11 rebounds and 15 assists. Gary Harris left the sport within the first quarter with a hip damage however Jamal Murray thrived in his absence by posting 21 factors within the contest.

Kawhi Leonard chipped in with 27 factors for the Raptors.

Studs of the Evening

Stephen Curry and the Warriors fell brief to the Pistons final sport, however he bounced again in a giant means on Monday by scoring 30 factors and sinking six Three-pointers in Golden State’s 128-111 victory over the Hawks.

Julius Randle scored a profession excessive 37 factors on 15-of-24 taking pictures within the Pelicans’ 129-126 loss to the Clippers.

Bradley Beal scored 27 factors in an in depth 110-107 victory over the Knicks.

Duds of the Evening

Paul Millsap scored six factors on 2-of-9 taking pictures, however his Nuggets nonetheless got here out on prime.

Kevin Knox scored eight factors on Three-of-11 taking pictures for the Knicks of their loss to the Wizards.

Highlights

This over the top hurl by Markieff Morris jump-started a collection of flashy passes for the Wizards for a quick break rating.

What’s Subsequent?

Spurs (11-12) at Jazz (11-13) 9:00 p.m. ET — These two staff’s haven’t got probably the most spectacular information, however either side are attempting to remain afloat within the Western Convention. Utah is 14th within the West whereas San Antonio sits at 12th, however solely 5 wins stand between them and the top of the pack. The Jazz misplaced a 102-100 nail biter to the Warmth on Sunday whereas the Spurs rode a 36-point efficiency by DeMar Derozan to a 131-118 victory over the Trailblazers. 




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