Nikola Jokic Leads Denver Nuggets to Victory over Minnesota Timberwolves with MVP Performance

Denver Nuggets (56-24) – Minnesota Timberwolves (55-25) 116:107 (BOXSCORE)

Hardly any team plays the Nuggets as well as Minnesota, who have already won twice in three games against Denver this season, but with the best line-up the Nuggets are hard to beat. Nikola Jokic once again underlined his MVP ambitions Played the designated Defensive Player of the Year in Rudy Gobert dizzy at times. The Serb recorded 41 points (16/20 FG), 11 rebounds and 7 assists, only showing unusual weaknesses at the free throw line (7/12 FT).

But what was much more important for the Nuggets: They gained the minutes without Jokic, especially in the fourth quarter, when they were able to gain a small cushion for the first time. Peyton Watson in particular has to be highlighted here, who was extremely strong defensively, and Michael Porter Jr. (16) and Reggie Jackson (9) helped to keep the Nuggets’ offense alive.

Minnesota led by as many as 7 points at halftime before Jokic turned things around in the third quarter. Jokic scored 15 points here, got Gobert into foul trouble and also countered Anthony Edwards (25, 9/18 FG), who also had a hot hand again after his 51 points against Washington. In the final section, Antman didn’t get a chance (0/3 FG), which visibly hurt Minnesota’s offense.

2024-04-11 04:37:00
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