Luka Doncic drops 41 points, Jokic with a triple-double gets a win for Denver

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By Eurohoops Team/ [email protected]

When Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic play on the same night, European fans are in for a treat. Last night was no different.

The Slovenian superstar had 41 points while grabbing 15 rebounds but he was not happy. Dallas lost on home court to Washington Wizards in a dramatic finish 127-125. For the winning side, the young Israeli Deni Avdija had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

As for the Serbian Nikola Jokic, a triple-double and the game-winning shot, he did it all again Denver won in New Orleans 99-98. In just 36 minutes he had 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.

Jonas Valanciunas from Lituanina could not stop him. The big man had 14 points and nine rebounds, and the Spaniard Willy Hernangomez added 12 and six rebounds.

There are two more notable names we should mention. Nikola Vucevic from Montenegro scored 20 points in a Chicago loss, and Croatian Dario Saric has been playing great basketball in the last couple of weeks. He helpt Phoenix win against Charlotte with 19 points and eight rebounds.

NBA Roundup

Indiana PacersChicago Bulls 116-110 (Vucevic 20p, 8r)

Miami HeatBoston Celtics 98-95

New York KnicksCleveland Cavaliers 105-103 (Hartenstein 4p, 9r – Rubio 3p)

New Orleans PelicansDenver Nuggets 98-99 (Valanciunas 14p, 9r, Hernangomez 12p, 6r – Jokic 25p, 11r, 10a, Cancar 2p, 3r)

Dallas MavericksWashington Wizards 126-127 (Doncic 41p, 14r, Bertans 7p – Avdija 15o, 10r)

Phoenix SunsCharlotte Hornets 128-97 (Saric 19p, 8r – Maledon 7p)

Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Clippers 115-133 (Schroder 7p – Zubac 6p, 8r, Batum 4p)

West standings:

  1. Denver 34-14
  2. Memphis 31-16
  3. Sacramento 27-19
  4. New Orleans 26-22
  5. Los Angeles Clippers 26-24
  6. Phoenix 25-24
  7. Dallas 25-24
  8. Utah 25-25
  9. Minnesota 24-25
  10. Oklahoma 23-24
  11. Golden State 23-24
  12. Portland 22-25
  13. Los Angeles Lakers 22-26
  14. San Antonio 14-33
  15. Houston 11-45

East standings:

  1. Boston 35-14
  2. Philadelphia 30-16
  3. Milwaukee 30-17
  4. Brooklyn 27-17
  5. Cleveland 29-20
  6. Miami 27-22
  7. New York26-23
  8. Atlanta 24-24
  9. Indiana 24-25
  10. Chicago 22-25
  11. Washington 21-26
  12. Toronto 21-27
  13. Orlando 18-29
  14. Charlotte 13-36
  15. Detroit 12-37

 





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