Defending champion Golden Nuggets star Nikola Jokic scored 18 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists against the Cavaliers today. He missed a chance to score at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in 13 consecutive games to start the season. The Golden Nuggets eventually lost 109:121, losing 4 consecutive games.
Jokoki, who won the annual MVP twice, scored at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in the first 12 games of the season, becoming the first player in the league since Elgin Baylor in 1967.
The Cavaliers took the lead 29:27 into the first quarter today. Although they were tied with the Golden Nuggets in the second quarter, they still held the lead at halftime, led by Darius Garland’s 16 points for 66:58. In addition, the Golden Nuggets scored only 17 points in the third quarter, which helped the Cavaliers achieve a home win.
Grande scored a Cavaliers-high 26 points. Rookie Craig Porter Jr. also contributed a career-high 21 points. Evan Mobley had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Jarrett Allen added 15 points. points, which helped the team achieve 3 consecutive wins.
Cavaliers star Donovan Mitchell, who averaged 29.2 points per game, also missed today’s game due to a foot injury. Sixth man Caris LeVert also missed the game because of left knee soreness. However, the team won by 47:33. The defending champions took a maximum lead of 111:85 in the fourth quarter, setting a new high this season with a margin of 26 points.
The Golden Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. also scored 21 points today, and Christian Braun scored 13 points off the bench. Despite winning 2 consecutive games at the beginning of the season, the defending team lost 4 consecutive games.
Golden Nuggets star guard Jamal Murray has missed six consecutive games with a right foot injury, but he traveled on the road with the team.
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