“Can’t believe people were questioning him winning MVP!” – Nikola Jokic’s clutch 40-point outing in Nuggets’ authoritative win over Timberwolves sparks WILD reactions on social media

Nikola Jokic received his third MVP ahead of Game 5 against the Timberwolves.


“Can’t believe people were questioning him winning MVP!” – Nikola Jokic’s clutch 40-point outing in Nuggets’ authoritative win over Timberwolves sparks WILD reactions on social media

MVP Nikola Jokic dropped 40-points against the Timberwolves to take Game 5.

Nikola Jokic showed up to receive his 2024 Most Valuable Player award at the Ball Arena with an MVP-level performance yesterday. Game 5 was a special one for the Joker as the star received his third MVP award and dropped 40 points to take the lead in the Western Conference semifinals series.

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After winning back-to-back games on the road, Nikola Jokic did not disappoint the Denver Nuggets home crowd. The star dropped a stunning 40-point double-double with 13 assists and unreal 68.2 FG%, his best of the series. Jokic did not turn the ball over at all in the game, which made him the only player besides Chris Paul to drop 40 points, 10 assists, with zero turnovers in a playoff game.

After the first two losses, Jokic has only improved with each game. The star struggled from the field in the first two fixtures but took charge and added big numbers to the team’s score in three consecutive games. And last night, Jokic led the Nuggets in the fifth game to a 112-97 win.

Jokic and the Nuggets dominated the Minnesota Timberwolves, as the team was unstoppable in the paint. Nuggets went on multiple runs as the T-Wolves struggled in front of Denver’s defense and missed many essential shots. The reigning champions as a unit were shooting better in the second half to maintain their lead and eventually secured the win.

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Fans reacted to Nikola Jokic’s stunning 40-point outing in Game 5

Jokic’s third MVP win caused a lot of controversy in the NBA world. Many believed that the star did not deserve the award in front of his opponents. Hence, after his electrifying clapback performance on Tuesday, Jokic fans could not help but praise the Serbian on social media.

NBA fans took to X to react to the Joker’s outing and the Nuggets taking the lead over the Timberwolves. Check out some of the reactions to Game 5 from the netizens below.

Considering how the series has been so far, the Timberwolves will certainly try to get back in the competition to tie the series at home. But the Nuggets are now only one win away from the Western Conference Finals, making the competition even more tough for Ant-Man and co.

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