“Nuggets”, the leader of the Western Conference, beat the Boston “Celtics”, who occupy the first place in the Eastern Conference, with a score of 123:111 (37:28, 25:26, 36:31, 25:26).
The Denver team managed to beat the Celtics for the first time since 2019, breaking Boston’s four-game winning streak.
The success of the hosts is provided by Jokic, who scored 30 points, won 12 rebounds and made 12 assists. He managed to collect the ninth “triple-double” this season. Jalen Brown was the top scorer for the visiting team with 30 points, and Jason Tatum added 25 more points.
The Nuggets are in first place in the Western Conference with a record of 24-12, while the Celtics are leading the Eastern Conference with 26 wins and 11 losses.
Meanwhile, in another game, the Memphis “Grizzlies” defeated the Sacramento “Kings” 118:108 (27:26, 32:32, 32:29, 27:21) at home, winning their third consecutive victory.
Ja Morant led the Grizzlies with 35 points, while Steven Adams had 11 points and 23 rebounds. Deāron Fox scored 19 points for the opponents, and Lithuanian Domants Sabonis added 18 points and 14 rebounds.
It has already been reported that Latvian basketball player Kristaps Porziņgis with 22 points helped the Washington “Wizards” beat the Milwaukee “Bucks” 118:95 (34:17, 34:33, 20:20, 30:25) and win their fifth consecutive victory.