Nikola Jokic once again inspired Denver Nuggets over 2 OTs having scored game high 47 points including a go-ahead 3-pointer to ensure Denver Nuggets beat Memphis Grizzlies 139-137. Jokic had a double-double with 15 rebounds against his name. Will Barton scored 28 and Michael Porter Jr. 21 for the shorthanded Nuggets
Talking about the away team, Ja Morant had 36 points and 12 assists, De’Anthony Melton had 25 points off the bench and Grayson Allen added 24 points for Memphis Grizzlies. The team lost for just the 2nd time in their last eight road games.
Nikola Jokic scores 47 to get Denver Nuggets inch past Memphis Grizzlies
Morant gave the Grizzlies the lead in the second overtime with a 3-pointer and Kyle Anderson hit two free throws to make it 132-129. Porter tied it with a 3-pointer and then Jokic’s shot from the top of the circle gave Denver a 137-134 lead with 42 seconds left. Allen missed at the other end and P.J. Dozier iced it with two free throws.
Nikola Jokic notched his 51st double-double of the season and just missed his 16th triple-double.
The Memphis Grizzlies led by 12 with 3:52 left but Denver Nuggets rallied to tie it on two free throws by Nikola Jokic with 20 seconds left. Allen missed a 3-pointer at the end of regulation to send it to overtime.
JA Morant scored all 9 points for Memphis Grizzlies in the first overtime but Barton’s 3-pointer late sent the game to a second overtime.
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