The Denver Nuggets will be without their star player, Nikola Jokić, in their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. This is only the second time this season that Jokić will miss a game. The All-NBA center is sitting out due to lower back pain, the team has announced.
In their previous game, Jokić’s absence did not stop the Nuggets from securing a victory, defeating the Los Angeles Clippers 113-104. However, his absence on Wednesday is significant as the two teams are in a tight race, with a half-game separating them in the Northwest Division. The Nuggets are looking to close the gap on the division-leading Minnesota Timberwolves (33-14) while the Thunder are aiming for a win to trim their deficit.
The absence of Jokić means the Nuggets will be without his impressive 26.3 points, 12.1 rebounds, and nine assists per game. These statistics rank him among the top players in the NBA. In their most recent game, Jokić delivered an outstanding performance with 25 points, 16 rebounds, and 12 assists in a 113-107 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
As the season progresses, every game becomes crucial, and with this being the fourth and final game between Oklahoma City and Denver, both teams will be eager to secure a win in this series. The Nuggets currently hold a 1-2 record against the Thunder. For more details, you can read the full article here. If you like sports news, Read More