Nikola Jokic was the main protagonist of Thursday’s day in the NBA. With a triple at the buzzer when the game was tied at 127 , he gave the Denver Nuggets the victory over the Golden State Warriors and once again showed why he is one of the league’s top stars, because he appears in the hottest moments and defines the games.
Although only two games have been played, it surely would have been the same if more games had been played, since he has signed what is probably, to this day, his best action since his arrival in the NBA , and that he has had more than one consecrating night.
It’s not every day you come back 18 points in the fourth quarter. Even less so away from home, even less likely is it to be against the Warriors and, to put the icing on the cake, with a three-pointer from almost midfield to take the win.
With only 3.6 seconds remaining , the Serbian was in charge of receiving the ball still in his own court. Jokic was looking for the perfect ending to his fantastic performance ( 34 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists ) and he found it, with the help of the board.
The explosion of emotion after the triple was such that even the Serbian, a cold and unexpressive guy, went crazy celebrating it , leaving us with images rarely seen of him before.