Nikola Jokic scored the game-winning basket against the Golden State Warriors with no time to spare. Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone set up a play with Jokic as the safety valve for an inbounds pass with three seconds left.
Jamal Murray was not open. The same goes for second-choice Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Instead, Aaron Gordon found Nikola Jokic, who ran the floor for three dribbles before stopping and launching a 40-footer from the right side that banked in with the clock ticking down. Jokic was able to beat Kevon Looney. On Thursday night, the Nuggets rallied from an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit to win an incredible 130-127. People who bet on sports enjoyed the Nuggets’ 25-4 run.
In addition to his 34 points, Jokic had ten assists and nine rebounds. He made a short jumper with 26 seconds remaining to tie the game at 127. After Stephen Curry turned the ball over on Golden State’s last play, Jokic scored the game-winning basket. Malone instructed Jokic to “take two dribbles beyond halfcourt and shoot” during the timeout.
Nikola Jokic Scored the Game-Winning Basket
Jokic stated he intended to approach the hoop and then toss the ball.
The reigning champion Nuggets have a winning record of 11–13, including six consecutive road victories. They dropped the Warriors to 1-3 on the road to a seven-game homestand. Also, they could not recover from Tuesday night’s three-game slump and remain below .500. According to bookie pay per head experts, Golden State has let ten-point leads slip away on several occasions this season.
According to software sportsbook reports, Aaron Gordon and Jamal Murray scored 25 points each for Denver. Curry scored 30 points to lead the Warriors. They got 24 points from Klay Thompson. Forward Peyton Watson of the Nuggets claimed that Jokic’s self-assurance benefits the squad.
Following a double-digit deficit at the start of the half, Golden State scored 44 points in the third quarter to break away from Denver. By the middle of the third quarter, the Warriors had built up a 19-6 advantage, and Brandin Podziemski extended their lead to 107-94 thanks to three 3-pointers from the corner.