In arguably the Nuggets best win of the season, Jokic put the team on his back to the tune of 47 points on 17-of-26 shooting from the field, 4-of-4 from beyond the three-point line, and 9-of-10 from the free-throw line. Jokic also recorded another double-double with 11 rebounds to go along with five assists.
It all started in the first quarter as Jokic dropped 22 points, which is a career-high for a quarter. Jokic then tacked on 11 points in the second quarter two give him 33 points going into halftime.
A casual 22-point first quarter from the best center in the NBA.— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) January 31, 2021
That sets a new career-high for points in a quarter for Nikola! pic.twitter.com/f4iPqU3vom
At this point the Nuggets already had a 79-54 lead because they shot 15-of-17 from three in the first half. It was more of the same from Jokic in the second half as he dominated late to lead the Nuggets to victory.
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