Nikola Jokic’s circus shot to beat the Lakers may be his most stunning game yet


The Denver Nuggets have been around for 47 years. Now they are finally going to the NBA Finals for the first time.

The Nuggets completed a Lakers sweep with a 113-111 win in Game 4 on Monday night. Denver won another thrilling game in a thrilling series by erasing a 15-point halftime deficit with a massive third quarter, and then held on for a narrow victory. Nikola Jokic — who else? — was again the star for the Nuggets, finishing with 30 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists. It was Jokic’s eighth triple-double in the playoffs, set the postseason record previously held by Wilt Chamberlain.

Jokic’s shooting is rarely cited as one of his greatest skills, but it showed fully in his Game 4 win. Jokic hit a particularly hard three-pointer late in the fourth quarter when he took a one-foot step back past Anthony Davis. It’s magic.

Here’s another of Jokic’s views:

That would be a very impressive result from Steph Curry. For a 7-foot-tall giant, 280 pounds to make that shot is simply incredible.

That wasn’t the only outstanding shot from Jokic in that game. This one from the second quarter is almost as good.

Jokic was named Western Conference Finals MVP. He fully feels like the best player in the world right now.

The Nuggets didn’t just beat LeBron James and Anthony Davis – they swept them. Denver was firing on all cylinders, and it all comes back to Jokic as the baddest person to step onto a basketball court today.


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