In the NBA season opener between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers, the reigning champions secured a decisive 119-107 victory, adding to the celebratory atmosphere of the Nuggets’ ring night.
Following the game, Lakers legend Magic Johnson took to social media to express his admiration for Nuggets head coach Michael Malone’s coaching strategy, highlighting his exceptional ability to leverage his players’ strengths on the court.
Johnson specifically commended Malone for his effective utilization of forward Aaron Gordon, acknowledging Gordon’s remarkable performance under Malone’s guidance.
Notably, Johnson emphasized that Gordon’s current form represents the peak of his basketball career, building on his impressive Playoff run from the previous season.
“Coach Michael Malone is the best coach in the NBA on playing to his player’s strengths. He has Aaron Gordon playing the best basketball I’ve ever seen him play, continuing last year’s Playoffs run!” Johnson tweeted.
Gordon’s impactful contribution to the game was evident, as he displayed a versatile performance, accumulating 15 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block during his 35 minutes on the court.