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Don’ be fooled by the three-point shot, he’s still, he’s still Jokic from the block.

In this episode of the Locked On Nuggets podcast I share my notes on Denver’s blowout win over the Dallas Mavericks that turned into a nail-biter after a fourth quarter collapse. The Nuggets mixed up their starting lineup, electing to go small with Will Barton and Wilson Chandler in the forward spots, allowing Nikola Jokic to return to the center position. That change seemed to re-energize Jokic who spent the evening dominating the Mavericks on the left block. Is the lineup change to thank?

I also share some notes on how teams are defending Jamal Murray, Torrey Craig’s bad habit, and the low minute totals for the Denver bench.

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