It’s fitting that Nikola Jokic was, as Bill Hanzlik said, “big time good” against the memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. It would’ve been a shame for him to no-show at the start of Jokic Week here at Denver Stiffs.
With the Denver Nuggets playing without three starters and looking to avoid a three-game losing streak, Joker put on his hard hat and grabbed his lunch pail before going to work against Marc Gasol and the gritty Memphis Grizzlies. He outscored Gasol 11-0 in the fist quarter and was able to draw two fouls against the former defensive player of the year. He added another 8 points in the second quarter.
Things quieted down for him a bit in the second half but he came up big down the stretch, hitting a big 4th quarter post up over Gasol that helped keep the Nuggets on top. Check out the full highlights and be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of Jokic Week. We’ve got lots of fun editorials, features, and polls for Nuggets fans to take a stroll down memory lane and elive some of Jokic’s best plays of his career.