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Sport Jokic hits late jumper, Nuggets stun Sixers with big rally

07:25  09 november  2019
07:25  09 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

Jokic, Nuggets hold on for 100-98 overtime win over Wolves

  Jokic, Nuggets hold on for 100-98 overtime win over Wolves MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nikola Jokic his a fadeaway jumper with 2.4 seconds left to give the Denver Nuggets a 100-98 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. Jokic had 20 points, six rebounds and seven assists to help Denver win its fourth straight game. Will Barton had 13 points, including a pair of 3s in overtime, and 12 rebounds. Paul Millsap scored all 14 of his points during a big third-quarter run and had 10 rebounds. Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and 16 rebounds for Minnesota. Towns sent it to overtime with a corner 3, but the Wolves shot a season-low 13.3% from 3-point range and 35.1% overall from the field.

Jokic finished with 26 points, none bigger than his jumper from the left side of the court with 76ers players all over him. On the next possession, the Nuggets big man drew an The 7-foot Jokic lost his cool late in the first quarter after not getting a call when he was grabbed while going up for a shot.

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DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic hit an off-balanced 20-foot shot with 1.2 seconds remaining, helping the Denver Nuggets rally from a 21-point, fourth-quarter deficit to stun the Philadelphia 76ers 100-97 on Friday night.

It's the largest fourth-quarter comeback in team history.

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Nikola Jokic recorded his second consecutive triple-double and fourth of the playoffs to lead the Barton hit another 3 and Al-Farouq Aminu made a driving floater before Harris made a layup and drew the April 15: Montrezl Harrell celebrates after the Clippers stunned the Warriors with the biggest

Jokic finished with 26 points, none bigger than his jumper from the left side of the court with 76ers players all over him. On the next possession, the Nuggets big man drew an offensive foul on Joel Embiid. Will Barton then hit two free throws to seal the win.

Jamal Murray, bloody nose and all, had 22 points for the Nuggets, who've won three straight games since coach Michael Malone called out his team for their energy level.

No questioning their energy in this one. Philly hit the first shot of the final quarter to go up 21 and then it was all Denver.

BOX SCORE: NUGGETS 100, 76ERS 97

The matchup in the middle between two of the top centers in the NBA proved highly entertaining. For once, Jokic got the better of Embiid in the stat that mattered most — wins. Jokic is 1-3 against Embiid when they both play, according to Basketball-Reference. Jokic was first team All-NBA last season, and Embiid second team.

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“ Late in the game we’ve had blown assignments on defense or poor execution. Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton, left, Los Angeles Clippers forward Brandon Bass battle for a From the 7:40 mark in the fourth, when things were looking bleak for the Nuggets , Jokic played his best basketball.

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic #15 crashes into Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri #50 in the first “And obviously, it was a big one tonight for him to make that shot …Tonight, obviously “… It shows that late in the game, you have to be able execute on offense. And at the end of the game, you

A breakdown of the numbers: Jokic had 11 rebounds and six assists. Embiid finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds and two assists.

Tobias Harris and Raul Neto each had 13 points for the Sixers, who finished 1-3 on their four-game Western swing. They were without Ben Simmons after he sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder Wednesday in Utah. Neto started in his place.

The 7-foot Jokic lost his cool late in the first quarter after not getting a call when he was grabbed while going up for a shot. Jokic held out his hands in exasperation toward official Scott Wall, who ignored him at first and then issued a technical.

Sixers coach Brett Brown knew the showdown between Embiid and Jokic would be worth the price of admission.

"They both have an arsenal of ways of score," Brown said.

TIP-INS

76ers: G/F Shake Milton remained out with a left knee bone bruise/sprain. ... Simmons will be evaluated again before Sunday's game against Charlotte. ... G Trey Burke picked up a technical in the second quarter. ... The Philly bench combined for 37 points, while the Nuggets' reserves had 12.

Murray helps Nuggets hang on to beat Suns 108-107 in OT

  Murray helps Nuggets hang on to beat Suns 108-107 in OT DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray scored seven of his 27 points in overtime and the Denver Nuggets regrouped to beat the Phoenix Suns 108-107 in their home opener Friday night after Ricky Rubio tied the game late in regulation when he was fouled on a half-court shot. Murray hit two free throws with 19.4 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Nuggets the lead. Devin Booker took a last-second shot for Phoenix, but was blocked by Torrey Craig. It was Craig's fourth block of the game.Nikola Jokic finished with 23 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists to help the Nuggets escape.

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From there, the Nuggets weaved a furious rally of defensive stops and clutch 3-pointers, ultimately Nikola Jokic , who finished with a game-high 29 points and 14 rebounds With several days before the playoffs start, the Nuggets might benefit from clarity and the opportunity to hit the practice court.

Nuggets: Paul Millsap played with 11 stitches above his right eye after a collision on a fast-break last game. Wearing a headband, he finished with 15 points.

DEFENSIVE DILEMMA

No Simmons meant more defensive decisions for Philly.

"The matchups and the defensive rebounding and the switch-ability," Brown explained.

SENSE OF HUMOR

Malone got to know Embiid through the "Basketball Without Borders" program a few years back. Malone was a coach of the African squad.

"I won't get into the stories," Malone cracked. "Joel has a great personality. He has a great sense of humor. I did enjoy my time being around him in a short period of time during that camp."

UP NEXT

76ers: Host Charlotte on Sunday.

Nuggets: In Minnesota on Sunday.

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The Philadelphia 76ers were in trouble. They were down by double digits in the fourth quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers and were once again struggling to find their rhythm. However, much like their earlier road wins over the Detroit Pistons and the Atlanta Hawks, they continued to grind and find a way to win. The Sixers trailed all game long before Ben Simmons made two clutch shots at the line to give Philadelphia their first lead with 10.2 seconds left before the Blazers answered back with an Anfernee Simons corner triple with 2.6 seconds left and it seemed as if Portland stole one.

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