Jokic and the Nuggets take down Curry and the Warriors

By Eurohoops team/ [email protected]

In a very close affair, the Denver Nuggets managed to get the best of the best team in the league, the Golden State Warriors, for an 89-86 road win.

Nuggets gambled away as much as 23 points of advantage but managed to hold on with superb defensive performance led by Nikola Jokic who delivered a crucial block as well.

Jokic also delivered on offense with 22 points, 18 rebounds, five assists while Steph Curry responded with 23 points. Facundo Campazzo had five points, seven assists on one side while Nemanja Bjelica had five points, eight boards on the other side.



 

Fournier scored 13 for the Knicks in the win over Minnesota while Alperen Sengun (ten points) and the Rockets couldn’t handle the LA Lakers led by LeBron James (32-11-11) and Russell Westbrook (24-12-10).

Furkan Korkmaz had ten points for Philadelphia which won over Toronto as Joel Embiid put up 36 points, 11 boards. Chris Boucher and Pascal Siakam scored 28 each for the Raptors. Svi Mykhailiuk had nine points.

Omer Yurtseven also had a solid performance with ten points and 14 rebounds as Miami beat Washington for which Davis Bertans scored 19 and Deni Avdija seven points.

Results

Orlando Magic – Milwaukee Bucks 110-127
Miami Heat – Washington Wizards 119-112
Toronto Raptors – Philadelphia 109-114
Houston Rockets – LA Lakers 123-132
Minnesota Timberwolves – New York Knicks 88-96
New Orleans Pelicans – Cleveland Cavaliers 108-104
Golden State Warriors – Denver Nuggets 86-89
Sacramento Kings – Oklahoma City Thunder 117-111

Standings

Eastern Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Philadelphia 76ers 49 23 .681 113.6 108.1 5.28
Brooklyn Nets 48 24 .667 1.0 118.6 114.1 4.24
Milwaukee Bucks 46 26 .639 3.0 120.1 114.2 5.57
New York Knicks 41 31 .569 8.0 107.0 104.7 2.13
Atlanta Hawks 41 31 .569 8.0 113.7 111.4 2.14
Miami Heat 40 32 .556 9.0 108.1 108.0 -0.06
Boston Celtics 36 36 .500 13.0 112.6 111.2 1.32
Washington Wizards 34 38 .472 15.0 116.6 118.5 -1.85
Indiana Pacers 34 38 .472 15.0 115.3 115.3 -0.13
Charlotte Hornets 33 39 .458 16.0 109.5 111.4 -1.94
Chicago Bulls 31 41 .431 18.0 110.7 111.6 -0.94
Toronto Raptors 27 45 .375 22.0 111.3 111.7 -0.54
Cleveland Cavaliers 22 50 .306 27.0 103.8 112.3 -8.19
Orlando Magic 21 51 .292 28.0 104.0 113.3 -9.02
Detroit Pistons 20 52 .278 29.0 106.6 111.1 -4.38

 

Western Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Utah Jazz 52 20 .722 116.4 107.2 8.97
Phoenix Suns 51 21 .708 1.0 115.3 109.5 5.67
Denver Nuggets 47 25 .653 5.0 115.1 110.1 4.82
Los Angeles Clippers 47 25 .653 5.0 114.0 107.8 6.02
Dallas Mavericks 42 30 .583 10.0 112.4 110.2 2.26
Portland Trail Blazers 42 30 .583 10.0 116.1 114.3 1.81
Los Angeles Lakers 42 30 .583 10.0 109.5 106.8 2.77
Golden State Warriors 39 33 .542 13.0 113.7 112.7 1.10
Memphis Grizzlies 38 34 .528 14.0 113.3 112.3 1.07
San Antonio Spurs 33 39 .458 19.0 111.1 112.8 -1.58
New Orleans Pelicans 31 41 .431 21.0 114.6 114.9 -0.20
Sacramento Kings 31 41 .431 21.0 113.7 117.4 -3.45
Minnesota Timberwolves 23 49 .319 29.0 112.1 117.7 -5.25
Oklahoma City Thunder 22 50 .306 30.0 105.0 115.6 -10.13
Houston Rockets 17 55 .236 35.0 108.8 116.7 -7.50

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