Latest Nikola Jokic News

Nuggets' Porter needs back surgery, return timetable unclear

Nov. 29, 2021 12:33 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Michael Porter Jr. of the Denver Nuggets needs surgery to address his latest back injury, and there's no known timetable yet for his return. Porter's agent, Mark Bartelstein, said the surgery is scheduled for Wednesday. Porter — who dealt with a serious...

Bucks beat Nuggets 120-109, extend win streak to 6 games

Nov. 27, 2021 00:55 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 13 rebounds, Pat Connaughton added 20 points off the bench and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the depleted Denver Nuggets 120-109 on Friday night for their sixth straight win. Antetokounmpo hit 10 of 13 shots in just 30...

Nuggets say guard PJ Dozier out for season with torn ACL

Nov. 24, 2021 19:21 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The short-handed Denver Nuggets confirmed Wednesday that guard PJ Dozier's season is over after he tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in a 119-100 loss at Portland on Tuesday night. Dozier got hurt when he landed awkwardly after cutting across the...

Analysis: After another fracas, the NBA had to hit back

Nov. 23, 2021 02:11 AM EST

LeBron James is missing one game. Markieff Morris is missing his eighth, with no end in sight. Those two things are more connected than some might realize. By suspending James for Tuesday night’s game...

Suns win 12th straight with ease, roll past Nuggets 126-97

Nov. 21, 2021 23:33 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns rolled up 48 points in just the first quarter with a smorgasbord of 3-pointers, dunks and mid-range jumpers that buried the Denver Nuggets. Cam Johnson admits it was pretty impressive. He still believes the Suns can do better. ...

LaVine, DeRozan come up big as Bulls beat Nuggets 114-108

Nov. 20, 2021 00:39 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Zach LaVine took over late before handing things over to DeMar DeRozan, who took it from there. That was much to the delight of a strong Chicago crowd, too, chanting “Let's go Bulls!" at every chance. LaVine scored 12 of his 36...

Nuggets' Jokic sits out vs. Bulls with sprained right wrist

Nov. 19, 2021 20:28 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets were without reigning MVP Nikola Jokic on Friday night against the Chicago Bulls because of a sprained right wrist. Jokic appeared to hurt the wrist the night before in a home loss to Philadelphia. The Nuggets big man is averaging 26.4...

Maxey, 76ers beat Nuggets 103-89 to snap 5-game skid

Nov. 19, 2021 00:34 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Tyrese Maxey scored 22 points, Seth Curry added 20 and the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers beat the Denver Nuggets 103-89 on Thursday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Playing without Joel Embiid and three other regulars, the 76ers held Nikola...

Small lineup helps Mavs rally in 4th to beat Nuggets 111-101

Nov. 15, 2021 23:50 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis had 29 points and 11 rebounds, Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 13 of his 19 in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks rallied behind a small-ball lineup to beat the Denver Nuggets 111-101 on Monday night. Dallas opened the fourth period on...

Jokic has 28 points, Nuggets rout Trail Blazers, 124-95

Nov. 14, 2021 23:49 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic just missed out on his third straight triple-double, finishing with 28 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, and the Denver Nuggets spoiled Chauncey Billups' return with a 124-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. ...