Nikola Jokic top scores with 32 points to lead Denver Nuggets to victory over Dallas Mavericks

Nikola Jokic scored 32 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to victory against the Dallas Mavericks.

The Serbian center connected on 13 of his 25 shots, including two of his six three-point attempts, as the Nuggets rolled to a 126-118 win that extended their lead at the top of the Western Conference.

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Jokic connected from downtown on his first three-point attempt before scoring with a delightful floater in the lane, a put-back and an up-and-under post move in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, he drained his second three-pointer to put the Nuggets ahead and added two more baskets inside the paint to give the Nuggets a 74-69 half-time lead.

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A long two and a drive to the hoop for a lay-up followed in the third period before Jokic extended the Nuggets lead to 10 points, combining with team-mate Malik Beasley to score on a well-executed pick-and-roll play.

Reflecting on his performance after the game, Jokic said: “The team have wanted me to be a little bit more aggressive. The ball is going in right now and I’m happy about that. We’re playing really good basketball right and hopefully it will continue.”

Click the video at the top of the page to watch Jokic’s stellar display

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