C - DEN
Nikola Jokic scored 27 points (10-21 FG, 1-5 3-pt, 6-8 FT) while pulling down 12 rebounds and handing out eight assists in a 116-107 loss to Golden State on Monday night. Jokic added a steal and a block in 37 minutes of action.
Not only did Denver allow Steph Curry to score 53 points, but they completely fell apart in the second half, for the second consecutive game, as they were outscored 43-22 in the third quarter after leading at halftime. The Nuggets played their sixth game in nine days tonight and appeared noticeably (and justifiably) exhausted down the stretch. Things won't get any easier when they play host to Miami on Wednesday.
Nikola Jokic registered yet another triple-double on Sunday, his 14th of the season, by scoring 17 points (6-15 FG, 0-2 3-pt, 5-7 FT) to go with 10 rebounds, 11 assists, a steal, and a block in 32 minutes in a 105-87 loss to Boston.
The Nuggets led this game throughout until they complete imploded in the fourth quarter, scoring only eight points in the entire period. The Celtics ended the game on a staggering 40-8 run, snapping the Nuggets eight-game win streak in the process. Nonetheless, Jokic provided yet another stellar stat line and is the runaway top player in fantasy hoops this season.
Nikola Jokic powered the Nuggets to their eighth consecutive win on Friday night, registering his 13th triple-double of the season. Jokic scored 26 points (9-17 FG, 2-2 3-pt, 6-6 FT) while contributing 13 rebounds, 14 assists, and a steal to go with six turnovers in a 121-119 win over San Antonio.
The Nuggets led this one wire-to-wire yet had to survive a crazy sequence at the end of regulation when the Spurs had multiple chances to tie the game before time expired. Jokic continues to be an absolute wrecking ball in fantasy leagues, piling up across-the-board video game numbers with excellent percentages on a nightly basis. The Joker will be back in action when the Nuggets host Boston on Sunday.
Nikola Jokic was sensational on Wednesday night, scoring 25 points (11-18 FG, 0-2 3-pt, 3-4 FT) while adding nine rebounds, 10 assists, and a steal in 30 minutes in a 106-96 win over San Antonio.
Jokic also had six turnovers, but fantasy owners can forgive him with the near triple-double. Jokic is having a career-year and is the front-runner for NBA MVP at this point. He's been as brilliant as he has been consistent all season long.
Nikola Jokic continued to add to his MVP candidacy on Tuesday night, scoring a team-high 27 points (13-16 FG, 1-2 FT) while grabbing eight rebounds, handing out 11 assists, and recording a steal and a block in a 134-119 win over Detroit.
With news that James Harden will miss the next couple of weeks, Jokic seems firmly entrenched as the NBA's leading MVP candidate at this point. He leads the Nuggets in virtually all major offensive categories and continues to reward all those fantasy owners who nabbed him with a first round draft pick last December.