Latest Nikola Jokic News

Josh Hart leaves Game 6 versus Pacers with what Knicks say is abdominal soreness

May. 17, 2024 23:03 PM EDT

INDIANPOLIS (AP) — Josh Hart left in the fourth quarter of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night with what the New York Knicks said was abdominal soreness. Hart was seen holding his midsection multiple times during the game and asked...

The Nuggets are playing like champions again and putting the Timberwolves on the ropes

May. 15, 2024 20:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Repeating a championship in the NBA is as challenging as ever with the talent level across the league these days, with the Golden State Warriors the only one to do so over the last decade. Look at the five teams that hoisted the Larry O'Brien trophy prior to the...

Jokic scores 40, Nuggets shut down Edwards in 112-97 win over Wolves for a 3-2 series lead

May. 15, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic received the Michael Jordan award from Commissioner Adam Silver before tipoff, then delivered a memorable playoff performance to celebrate his third MVP trophy Tuesday night. Jokic scored 40 points and dished out 13 assists and the Denver Nuggets shut...

It's crunch time after Nuggets, Pacers made sure their semifinal best-of-7 series would go deep

May. 13, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets, who heeded their coach's admonition to start acting and playing like the reigning champs they are, and the Indiana Pacers saw to it that their semifinal series wouldn't feature any brooms. The Pacers beat the New York Knicks in back-to-back games...

Defending champ Nuggets tie Timberwolves with 2nd straight road win, 115-107 in Game 4

May. 13, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Denver Nuggets were far from done after dropping the first two games of the Western Conference semifinals at home in humbling fashion. Nikola Jokic scored 16 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, and Aaron Gordon had 27 points on 11-for-12 shooting to...

Murray swishes a half-court heave at the halftime buzzer for the Nuggets in Game 3 vs. Timberwolves

May. 13, 2024 10:28 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Denver's Jamal Murray scooped up Minnesota's errant inbounds pass near the sideline, rebalanced his body after carefully keeping his feet in and launched a 55-foot shot at the end of the first half. Murray crouched down for some extra coaxing of his heave from...

Pacers, Nuggets looking to even conference semifinals following key Game 3 victories

May. 11, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets accomplished one goal Friday night. They fought their way back into the conference semifinals by avoiding the dreaded 3-0 deficits. Now comes the harder part — getting even. After earning key wins in very...

Nuggets bounce back with 117-90 blowout of Timberwolves behind 24 points from energized Murray

May. 11, 2024 01:44 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Denver Nuggets were simply too determined, too experienced, too proud and too talented to let their flop in the first two games define this series against the surging Minnesota Timberwolves. This is what defending NBA champions do — quiet a raucous crowd,...

The T-wolves built a contender around a big idea by Tim Connelly. The Nuggets are familiar with him

May. 09, 2024 11:38 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tim Connelly made his first major move for the Minnesota Timberwolves after about six weeks on the job, a bold get of center Rudy Gobert that was as risky as it was unconventional. Going big has been no small part of this breakthrough season — and dominant...

Jokic wins NBA's MVP award, his 3rd in 4 seasons. Gilgeous-Alexander and Doncic round out top 3

May. 09, 2024 08:06 AM EDT

Nikola Jokic did it all again. And the MVP trophy is his again. Jokic, the Denver Nuggets star from Serbia, was announced Wednesday night as the NBA's Most Valuable Player — his third time winning the award in the past four seasons, a feat that just six other players in league...