Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Jokic's triple-double leads Nuggets to sixth-straight win

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Murray logged a whopping 41 minutes, scoring 21 points, dishing out eight assists, and grabbing seven rebounds.

The Nuggets led by as many as 12 points, but the Raptors had reduced the deficit to one point on a 3-pointer by CJ Miles with 7:59 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Beasley's 3-pointer from the corner gave Denver a 3-point lead. The Nuggets led 86-78 with one quarter to play. The Nuggets closed the quarter with a 9-2 run to take a 27-24 advantage into the second.

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The Raptors clawed back and a big dunk by Ibaka tied it up at 94-94 with 4:40 to play.

Toronto's awful three-point shooting continued in the second - Miles connected on the only one of 10 that fell for the Raptors.

A missed free throw by Juancho Hernangomez with 12 seconds left gave Toronto one last gasp, setting up Leonard's game-tying basket.

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Jokic replied with a hook shot, then on Toronto's final frantic possession, Danny Green missed on two three-point attempts. Just like he has all his career, Leonard came up big in the clutch drilling a big step-back jumper to tie the game at 103, but the Nuggets still had seven seconds and a chance to win the game. But fouls by Ibaka and Leonard proved costly, as Jokic had three free throws to clinch the win for Denver. As part of his second triple-double performance of this season, Jokic racked up 23 points (8-of-13 from the field and 7-of-8 from the charity stripe), 15 assists, 11 rebounds, and two steals in 36 minutes of action.

"What I love about Nikola and our team is that even though he's not playing maybe the best he's capable of we're still finding ways to win, still relying on defence, and he's finding ways to impact the team other ways than shooting and that's the sign of a good team".

The Nuggets will now have a day off Tuesday before they are back in action Wednesday night in Orlando to face the Magic.

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