Latest Nikola Jokic News

Antetokounmpo helps Bucks beat short-handed Nuggets 107-99

Jan. 25, 2023 23:20 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s ability to keep getting to the free-throw line assured the Milwaukee Bucks would outlast the short-handed Denver Nuggets. Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 14 rebounds Wednesday night as the Bucks won 107-99 over the Nuggets, who were...

Jokic won't play for short-handed Nuggets at Milwaukee

Jan. 25, 2023 18:54 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two-time reigning MVP Nikola Jokic won’t play for the Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night at Milwaukee as he continues to recover from a tight left hamstring. This will be the third game in the last four that Jokic has missed. After...

Jokic returns with triple-double, Nuggets top Pelicans 99-98

Jan. 24, 2023 23:59 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nikola Jokic said he could still feel a slight difference between the injured left hamstring that sidelined him for two games and his healthy one when he returned to Denver's lineup. Not that it stopped him from notching his 15th triple-double of the season, or...

Jokic returns to Nuggets in New Orleans after 2-game absence

Jan. 24, 2023 20:04 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nikola Jokic was back in Denver's starting lineup Tuesday night against New Orleans after missing the Nuggets' previous two games because of tightness in his left hamstring. The 7-foot center from Serbia is a two-time NBA MVP. He's averaging 25.1 points, 11...

Analysis: Trying to play good NBA defense 'wild, hot mess'

Jan. 24, 2023 06:02 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Contrary to all those high-scoring games, players still are playing defense in the NBA. Seriously, they are. It's just the task of stopping two-time reigning MVP Nikola Jokic or Luka Doncic or Joel Embiid or anyone else in the league has become more...

Gilgeous-Alexander hits winner, lifts Thunder past Nuggets

Jan. 22, 2023 23:53 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander banked in a decisive 8-foot jumper with 9.2 seconds remaining and finished with 34 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped Denver’s league-leading nine-game win streak and beat the Nuggets 101-99 Sunday night. After Denver’s Zeke Nnaji...

Murray gets 1st career triple-double, Nuggets rout Pacers

Jan. 21, 2023 01:05 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The peach-colored coordination between Jamal Murray (shoes) and Nikola Jokic (suit) was purely by accident. This wasn't: Murray turning in his best Jokic imitation. Murray got his first career triple-double and the Denver Nuggets extended their winning...

Nuggets' Nikola Jokic sidelined by hamstring tightness

Jan. 20, 2023 20:50 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Denver big man Nikola Jokic missed the Nuggets' game against Indiana on Friday night because of tightness in his left hamstring. Jokic sat out a game last week to rest a sore right wrist. He also missed three games in November due to the NBA's health and safety...

Murray, Jokic help Nuggets rally past Timberwolves 122-118

Jan. 19, 2023 02:25 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray hit a go-ahead floater with 55.9 seconds remaining, Nikola Jokic broke Denver’s record for assists on the way to his 14th triple-double of the season, and the Nuggets rallied for a 122-118 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. ...

Jokic leads Nuggets past Blazers for 14th straight home win

Jan. 18, 2023 00:41 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 36 points as part of his 13th triple-double of the season to offset a 44-point performance from Damian Lillard, and the Denver Nuggets won their 14th straight home game by topping the Portland Trail Blazers 122-113 on Tuesday night. Jokic, who was 13...