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Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets in demonstration in Milwaukee: + 36!  |  NBA
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Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets in demonstration in Milwaukee: + 36! | NBA

Halfway through the first quarter, the ten starters have all scored and Denver has a very narrow lead (14-12). The rest of the quarter is just as pleasant and balanced, and we remember several things: the Bucks dominate under the panels (18 points in the racket), which is logical when we have Giannis Antetokounmpo in his ranks, the Nuggets are already skillful from afar (6/14), and especially Nikola Jokic is already monumental after 12 minutes (6 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals!). At the start of the second quarter, the Nuggets lead by 3 small points and stabilize this lead for several minutes thanks to the contribution of their bench, Bones Hyland, Bryn Forbes and JaMychal Green in the lead. After 6 minutes in this second act, Giannis is already at 14 points and comp...
Nikola Jokic, the force of habit |  NBA
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Nikola Jokic, the force of habit | NBA

To dominate the Pelicans, Nikola Jokic did not force his talent: he simply retained his exceptional level of play in January. The pivot still showed another face in the second half, after a very shy first, with 22 points scored, including 16 in the third quarter thanks to three award-winning baskets. In the Nuggets' victory, he finished with 29 points (11/19 in shooting, 3/6 at 3-pts), 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Another triple-double for him this month, his 6th, and the 69th of his career. He is thus quickly approaching Wilt Chamberlain, with his 78 triple-double. "He's an MVP who does MVP stuff" “He can take control of a game whenever he wants. That's exactly what he did.", notes his new teammate Bryn Forbes for ESPN. "When he puts in at 3-pts, he's almost unstoppable", sa...