Jokic's Buzzer-Beater Seals Comeback Win for Nuggets over Warriors / VIDEO

Jokic hits a 3-pointer from half court for the win, Denver's unreal turnaround in 4/4 and the magic of the Joker

by Sededin Dedovic
Jokic's Buzzer-Beater Seals Comeback Win for Nuggets over Warriors / VIDEO
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Denver erupted into a symphony of cheers as Nikola Jokic's incredible half-court 3-pointer sailed through the net at the buzzer, completing a stunning 130-127 comeback victory over Golden State in an NBA showdown of the past two champions.

The game was full of emotion, with Golden State seemingly headed for victory after taking a 123-105 lead into the final quarter. But the Nuggets, fueled by the indomitable Jokic, launched a 20-4 blitz and brought back the drama in the final 60 seconds.

Jokic, who finished with a monstrous 34 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds, was the conductor of this comeback symphony. He started off hot, posting 15 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in the first quarter with just one missed shot.

His lead held steady even as Golden State threatened to pull away, and his jumper with 26 seconds left tied the game at 127-127. As the clock ticked down, Jamal Murray took the ball away from Steph Curry, giving Jokic one last chance to be the hero.

He didn't miss. As the siren blared, his shot flew through the air, leaving the Golden State players stunned on the court.

There was no lack of help from teammates

The return was not only Jokic's show. Aaron Gordon provided great support with 30 points and 9 rebounds, while Jamal Murray chipped in with 25 of his own.

Peyton Watson emerged as a key contributor off the bench, hitting key shots and finishing with 19 points. But this night belonged to Nikola Jokic. "Joker" not only delivered dominant statistical performances, but also proved his cool shooting under pressure.

For Golden State, the sting of defeat was undeniable. Despite Curry's 30-point effort, Clay Thompson's 24-point contribution and a strong bench performance, they lost a game they thought they had already won. It was obvious that they were surprised and disappointed after the unreal basket by Joker, because they had a big advantage towards the end of the game.

The Denver Nuggets are ready to fight for their crown, and this dramatic comeback proves it.

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