Nikola Jokic recorded 20 points (9-16 FG, 1-4 3PT, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, five assists, three steals, and one turnover in Saturday night's defeat to the Lakers.
That's a wrap for Jokic and his Nuggets, as they failed to complete the fourth quarter rally against the Lakers. He actually only saw a mere eight minutes of action in the first half because of early foul trouble, something he really struggled with this series. Nevertheless, it was a memorable journey for Denver, as they found themselves in a 3-1 hole in the first two rounds, yet somehow flipped the switch and completed remarkable comebacks to clinch a West Finals appearance. They should come back stronger next year, led by the Joker, who will undoubtedly be taken off draft boards in Round 1.