Tag: Nikola Jokic
The resting issue in the NBA is not about scheduling or logistics. It is about the NBA having a serious marketing problem.
Jokic finished the night with 29 points, 16 points, eight assists and five blocks, becoming the first player since Shaquille O'Neal to post such a line.
Funny how one game can show everything a team has and lacks. Funny how that one game knocked said team out of the playoffs.
"You have to have that situation, that compassion in your heart, in your soul, in your spirit, the same way that Nikola Jokic plays basketball," Walton said.
James Harden, who missed his first game of the season on Sunday, had a 31-point performance that secured the No. 3 seed in the west for the Rockets.
Danilo Gallinari and Emmanuel Mudiay had big games on Sunday to lead the Nuggets past the Heat, 116-113, in Miami.
Denver's chances at making the playoffs this season are next to impossible. That said, the Nuggets need to utilize their current standing to continue to build and mold for the future of the organization.
“I think we have some guys on this team that are starting to feel sorry for themselves and not willing to go out and compete," Malone said.
Denver dropped its third consecutive contest, 122-114 to the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night, to fall two games plus the tiebreaker behind Portland.
Patience is a rare trait for fans, but if you look at the big picture and take a deep breath, you'll see the Malone has the Nuggets on the right path.