Latest Nikola Jokic News

Plumlee, bench help Nuggets rally past Nets 101-93

Nov. 15, 2019 2:43 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had plenty of postgame jokes — about the bench and especially about Paul Millsap. The Denver big man was simply in a playful mood after another come-from-behind win. Jokic had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Mason Plumlee provided a boost off the bench and the Nuggets wore down...

Pelicans spoil Paul George’s return, beat Clippers 132-127

Nov. 15, 2019 1:34 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from Paul George three times in the final minutes to spoil George’s season debut and lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 132-127 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. George was playing for the first time since...

Hawks’ Huerter out at least 2 weeks with shoulder injury

Nov. 14, 2019 5:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks guard Kevin Huerter is expected to miss at least two weeks with a left rotator cuff strain. Huerter also was diagnosed with a shoulder capsule strain when examined Thursday in Atlanta. Huerter left the team’s West Coast trip after he was hurt in Tuesday night’s 125-121...

Huerter heads back to Atlanta after injuring shoulder

Nov. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks guard Kevin Huerter is returning to Atlanta after injuring his left shoulder in a victory over Denver. The team announced Wednesday that Huerter underwent an MRI in Denver after being hurt the previous night in a 125-121 victory over the Nuggets. Physicians in Atlanta will determine...

Young scores season-high 42 as Hawks beat Nuggets 125-121

Nov. 13, 2019 1:15 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Falling into a 12-0 hole less than three minutes in brought back unpleasant memories for the Atlanta Hawks. Trae Young rewrote the ending with another big game. The second-year point guard scored 15 of his season-high 42 points in the fourth quarter and added 11 assists to lead Atlanta over...

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

Nov. 10, 2019 7:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One game after a team-record comeback, the Denver Nuggets allowed the Minnesota Timberwolves to nearly do the same. Nikola Jokic saved Denver each time. Jokic hit a fadeaway jumper with 2.4 seconds left to give the Nuggets a 100-98 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on...

Jokic hits late jumper, Nuggets stun Sixers with big rally

Nov. 9, 2019 1:23 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic lofted the winning shot and then pleaded for it to fall as he tumbled to the floor. "I was hoping," he said. "I mean, you're happy that you didn't miss, because then everybody will be mad at you. The whole arena is going to be disappointed." Instead, the Denver Nuggets big man...

Murray scores 21 points, Nuggets beat Heat 109-89

Nov. 6, 2019 1:14 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Will Barton put his best foot forward in a return from a toe injury. Barton had 15 points and 10 rebounds while leading Denver's resurgent transition game and the Nuggets pulled away in the second half to beat the Miami Heat 109-89 Tuesday night. "I think Will, when he's locked in and focused...

Murray, Jokic lead Nuggets past Magic, 91-87

Nov. 2, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets pushed aside the Orlando Magic to snap a two-game losing streak. Murray scored 22 points, Jokic had 20 points and seven rebounds and both made big late plays to help Denver beat Orlando 91-87 on Saturday night. "It's the little stuff...

Pelicans beat Nuggets for first victory of season

Nov. 1, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans' matchup against Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets looked troublesome on paper, yet a stunning performance by Jahlil Okafor lifted the Pelicans to their first win of the young season. Okafor scored 26 points, Brandon Ingram added 25 and the Pelicans beat the...