Jokic was named to the All-NBA First Team.
This is unsurprising, as Jokic was named MVP earlier in June. Jokic played every game this season, and he averaged 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 1.3 steals. He also shot 56.6 percent from the field and 38.8 percent from deep. Jokic averaged similar numbers in the playoffs, but the Nuggets were swept by the Suns in the second round.
Jokic put up 22 points (9-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds and four assists before being ejected from Sunday's Game 4 against the Suns.
The Nuggets were once again playing from behind for most of the game, and the MVP's frustrations appeared to boil over late in the third quarter when he was assessed a Flagrant-2 foul for forcefully striking Phoenix's Cameron Payne on a steal attempt. Jokic needed only 28 minutes to post his sixth double-double of the playoffs, but it was a rough way to end a fantastic season for the 26-year-old, who did not miss a single game and was the No. 1 fantasy player in most season-long formats. Entering Sunday, Jokic was averaging 29.7 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.9 made threes in 10 postseason contests.
Jokic finished Friday's Game 3 loss to the Suns with 32 points (13-29 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 5-9 FT), 20 rebounds, 10 assists and a block.
Once again, the Nuggets were overwhelmed by Chris Paul (27 points), Devin Booker (28) and company, but Jokic was able to keep them within striking distance for most of the second half. The big man had an uncharacteristically poor night at the free throw line, but he more than made up for it with his most combined points, rebounds and assists (62) since a 47-point, 15-rebound, eight-assist effort against Memphis back on April 19.
Jokic finished Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Suns with 24 points (9-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 13 rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes.
The Suns' defense swarmed Jokic virtually any time he touched the ball, but the newly minted MVP did what he could to lead the way for a Nuggets team that shot only 40.0 percent from the field. Through two games, Phoenix has done a good job of limiting Jokic as a scorer, though he's still been a productive fantasy option, totaling 22 rebounds, nine assists, three steals, three blocks and three three-pointers in 66 minutes.
Jokic was named the 2020-21 NBA MVP on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The 26-year-old Serbian started all 72 games this season and averaged 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting 56.6 percent from the field and 38.8 percent from deep, so it's hardly a surprise he earned the top individual honor in the league. Jokic and the Nuggets are currently trailing the Suns 1-0 in the Western Conference Semifinals, with Game 2 scheduled for Wednesday in Phoenix.
Jokic ended with 22 points (10-23 FG, 2-5 3Pt), nine rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 122-105 loss to the Suns in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals series.
The fact this was a bit of a disappointing game for Jokic says a lot about where expectations are for the likely MVP at the moment. Deandre Ayton managed to keep him relatively quiet on the offensive end, but Jokic turned up the heat on the other end of the floor, racking up five combined defensive stats. The Nuggets will try to secure a victory in Friday's Game 2, but for that to be the case, Jokic will probably need to take over more as a scorer.
Jokic notched 36 points (13-22 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 8-8 FT), eight rebounds, six assists and a steal across 36 minutes in Thursday's win over the Blazers.
Jokic looked impressive once again in the final game of the first-round series, as he scored at least 30 points for the fifth time in six contests against the Blazers. The MVP candidate ends the first-round series averaging 33.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.
Jokic recorded 38 points (14-31 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 11 rebounds, nine assists, four blocks and a steal across 46 minutes in Tuesday's double-overtime win over the Trail Blazers.
Jokic finished just one assist shy of putting up his first triple-double of the current playoff run -- a feat he accomplished 16 times during the regular season -- but at least he's double-doubled in three of his five games of the current series against the Blazers. The MVP candidate came up huge when the Nuggets needed him the most throughout the game, and he should remain a key figure going forward, especially after he's scored at least 34 points in four of his five postseason games thus far.
Jokic notched 16 points (7-18 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds and an assist across 27 minutes in Saturday's loss against the Trail Blazers.
Jokic ended just one rebound shy of posting a double-double, but this performance was a below-average effort for his standards -- he's had an MVP-caliber campaign and has scored at least 34 points in each of the previous three games of the series. The Nuggets need more out of Jokic if they want to move into the Western Conference Semifinals.
Jokic tallied 36 points (12-24 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 8-8 FT), 11 rebounds and five assists in 35 minutes during Thursday's 120-115 win over the Blazers.
The 26-year-old has been on fire over his first three playoff games, averaging 36.0 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.0 three-pointers on 57.7 percent field-goal shooting in that span. The Nuggets are up 2-1 in the series thanks in large part to Jokic's outstanding play. The sixth-year center will look to keep up his impressive all-around play in Game 4 on Saturday.
Jokic compiled 38 points (15-20 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), eight rebounds, five assists and a steal across 31 minutes in Monday's 128-109 win over the Trail Blazers in Game 2 of the first-round series.
Though the Nuggets got off to a slow start, Jokic did his part to ensure his side didn't leave the evening without evening the series at one game apiece. He excelled with MVP-level precision in the shooting game and got excellent support from his teammates in Denver's comfortable win. Jokic has now compiled 72 points on 61.7 percent shooting from the field, 45.5 percent shooting from downtown and 90 percent shooting from the charity stripe through the series' first two games.
Jokic had 34 points (14-27 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 16 rebounds and one assist in 35 minutes during Saturday's 123-109 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Jokic combined with Michael Porter Jr. to score more than half of the Nuggets points in what was a disappointing start to their playoff series. While the scoring and rebounding were nice, the fact he managed just one assist highlights how well the Trail Blazers handled things on the road. Based on everything we know, it would not be surprising to see Jokic put the team on his back on Monday when they look to even up the series.
Jokic accumulated 21 points (9-17 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 16 minutes during Sunday's 132-116 loss to the Blazers.
The 26-year-old produced a quality stat line in limited minutes Monday. Jokic had an MVP-type season, averaging a career-high 26.4 points, 8.3 assists and 1.3 three-pointers along with 10.8 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 0.7 blocks while shooting 56.6 percent from the field. The sixth-year center will look to parlay his incredibly strong season into the NBA playoffs for the third-seeded Nuggets.
Jokic scored 20 points (7-11 FG, 6-7 FT) while adding 15 rebounds and 11 assists in 26 minutes during Friday's win over the Pistons.
The big man might have posted even better numbers in a more competitive contest, but Jokic saw his smallest workload of the season and was rested for the entire fourth quarter with the game well in hand. He still delivered his 16th triple-double of the year, adding to his new career high, while scoring at least 20 points for the eighth straight game.
Jokic totaled 31 points (14-21 FG, 3-3 FT, 0-3 3Pt), 14 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes during Thursday's 114-103 win over the Timberwolves.
Jokic continued his MVP campaign with yet another 30-point double-double, led by outstanding shooting from inside the arc (14-of-18). It was the big man's second 30-point double-double in as many games, and his fourth in his last seven games (averaging 29.7 points, 10.9 rebounds and 6.7 assists during this stretch). Despite the gaudy numbers, the 26-year-old hasn't made a three in the last three games, but he has gone 28-of-29 from the free-throw line during that span.
Jokic (toe) will play Thursday against the Timberwolves, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.
Jokic will be available, as expected, after he had been listed as probable with a toe injury. The 26-year-old should see his usual workload of about 35 minutes per game.
Jokic (toe) is listed as probable for Thursday's game against Minnesota.
Jokic miraculously hasn't missed a single game this season, and that trend looks likely to continue Thursday despite the fact that he popped up on the injury report. Denver has a back-to-back Thursday and Friday before closing out the season Sunday against Portland. Over the last five games, the MVP candidate is averaging 29.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks per game.
Jokic tallied 30 points (7-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 16-17 FT), 11 rebounds and six assists in 32 minutes during Tuesday's 117-112 win over the Hornets.
The 26-year-old has now scored 30-plus points in four of his last six games, a span in which he's averaging 29.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 7.2 assists. Jokic is averaging career highs in points (26.5) and assists (8.5) through 69 games this season. The sixth-year center is making a strong case for the Most Valuable Player award, and he'll look to keep his monster season going Thursday on the road against the 13th-seeded Timberwolves.
Jokic delivered 24 points (9-11 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 13 assists, nine rebounds and a block across 35 minutes in Friday's loss against the Jazz.
Jokic ended just one assist shy from putting up what would've been his 16th triple-double of the season, and the star big man accomplished those numbers with great efficiency since he only missed two shots from the field all game long. Jokic has scored at least 24 points in seven of his last eight games, but that shouldn't be much of a surprise, as he has delivered first-round value across all formats in what has been an MVP-level campaign for him.
Jokic totaled 32 points (10-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 12-15 FT), 12 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocked shots across 29 minutes in Wednesday's 113-97 win over the Knicks.
Jokic and the rest of the team had a white-hot start. Backed by Jokic, the team was up 34-12 at the end of the first quarter, and the Knicks could never muster a charge long enough to come back from that initial deficit. The MVP candidate's dynamic 24 points in the first quarter helped propel his stat line to superior levels, and he was barely used in the second half.
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