Showing teamwork and determination, the Denver Nuggets defied the odds and emerged victorious against the Los Angeles Clippers, securing a 113-104 victory despite the absence of their star player, Nikola Jokic. Jokic, who was the dominant force of the Nuggets this season, with an impressive 28.8 points, 13.4 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game, was sidelined due to injury.
However, the team refused to let his absence hinder their progress, showing their squad depth. Denver played an excellent match and deservedly celebrated at the end. Reggie Jackson and DeAndre Jordan stepped up to fill the void left by Jokic, turning in stellar performances to lead the Nuggets to victory.
Jackson led the team with 35 points and 13 assists, while Jordan added 21 points and 13 rebounds. Their contribution was especially crucial in the fourth quarter, where the Nuggets outscored the Clippers 30-20, sealing their fate as winners.
Jackosn was in a very good mood after the match, so he cheerfully made a statement to the press: "We knew we had to go out together without Jokic," Jackson said after the game. "We are a team and we have to be able to play for each other.
We did that tonight."
The nuggets coach is satisfied with the game
The Nuggets' resilience was further tested by the absence of Aaron Gordon and Jamal Murray, who are both sidelined with injuries. However, the team remained steadfast, showing their ability to overcome adversity and secure victory.
The lack of Jokic did not cause restlessness in the team, they kept their mental strength and celebrated in the end in a great game. "I'm proud of the way our guys played tonight," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. "We showed a lot of heart and stamina.
We will miss Jokic, but I know we can keep winning without him." With this win, the Nuggets improved their record to 11-6, while the Clippers dropped to 7-9. The next match for the Denver Nuggets is on Wednesday, against the Utah Jazz. Will the current champions continue with good games?