‘Jokic 31 points’ NBA Denver defeats San Antonio for 5th straight win

Jokic provides guidance to rookie Wembanya, who posted 17 points and 9 rebounds.
Jokic in Denver

The Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) defeated the San Antonio Spurs and climbed to first place in the Western Conference with 5 consecutive wins.

Denver defeated San Antonio 117-106 in the 2023-2024 NBA regular league away game held at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, USA on the 16th (Korean time).

Denver, which won five games in a row, accumulated 47 wins and 20 losses and rose to first place in the Western Conference, pushing the Oklahoma City Thunder to second place by a half game.

San Antonio, last place in the West, suffered three straight losses and recorded 14 wins and 53 losses.

San Antonio’s Wembanyama blocks

Denver bombarded San Antonio with Nikola Jokic, who scored 15 points in the first quarter alone.

Starting with a floater, Jokic showed off his power by scoring 11 points in a row by successively making a layup, a hook shot, an outside shot, and two free throws.

Denver allowed 8 points to San Antonio’s Devin Vassell and Blake Wesley at the end of the second quarter, trailing by 9 points.

Also, in the third quarter, San Antonio’s Jeremy Sohan’s 7 consecutive points and Vassell’s outside shooting narrowed the gap to 5 points, but Denver ran away again with Michael Porter Jr.’s 3-pointer and Jokic’s consecutive points.

In the final quarter, with an 86-79 lead, Denver went on the offensive thanks to the performance of Jermall Murray, who scored 11 points, and ended up winning the game.

Denver had six of its players score in double figures, including Jokic (31 points, 7 rebounds) and Jermall Murray (15 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists).

For San Antonio, Jeremy Sohan scored 19 points and Victor Wembanyama scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. 한국야동

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