There are not many positives to take away from tonight, but the performance by Nikola Jokic was another MVP worthy effort that needs to be recognized. After being honored pregame as the Denver Nuggets first MVP in franchise history, Jokic went out and dropped 32 points, hauled in 20 rebounds, and dished out 10 assists.
Nikola Jokic joins Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players with 30 Pts, 20 Reb, 10 Ast in a playoff game all-time. pic.twitter.com/HwmfgD6Ykg— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 12, 2021
It was another historic night for Jokic, who fought all night to try and keep the Nuggets within striking distance of Phoenix. It proved to be all for not sadly as the Suns continued to shoot and defend at a high level beating the Nuggets to take a 3-0 series lead. Even though it came in a losing effort, it was not for lack of effort by Jokic as he left it all out on the floor with another performance worthy of the MVP trophy he won this this season.
To watch all the highlights from Jokic’s big night, click the link below!