That’s a foul. And that’s a foul. And another foul. Nobody gets a foul!
The Nuggets dominated the Cavs in the paint on Wednesday, scoring 70 of their 126 points in the painted area during their shocking win over a full Cavs squad. The Joker, Nikola Jokic, was one of the many Nuggets punishing the Cavs in front of the rim, scoring 16 points in 29 minutes on 8 for 10 shooting. One of those eight made shots came off of an impressive 1-on-1 (should have been and-1) post move on LeBron James that caused the home crowd to erupt.
After the game, a reporter tried his hardest to get Jokic to say something quotable about the play on LeBron, while the talented big man continued to shrug it off as just another two points.
Jokic also had 10 boards and 7 assists in the win and in the month of March, he is averaging 19.3 points, 11.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists while playing just 29 minutes a game. He also has five triple-doubles since the All-Star break.