Clippers Games NBA Sports

Clippers can’t slow Nikola Jokic in loss to West-leading Nuggets – Daily News

Clippers can’t slow Nikola Jokic in loss to West-leading Nuggets – Daily News
  • The Clippers’ Avery Bradley drives across the Nuggets’ Paul Milsap in the course of the first quarter of Thursday’s recreation in Denver. (Photograph by Matthew Stockman/Getty Photographs)

  • Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) knocks the ball from the arms of Denver Nuggets guard Malik Beasley (25) through the second quarter of an NBA basketball recreation Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photograph/Jack Dempsey)

  • DENVER, COLORADO – JANUARY 10: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives towards Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets in the primary quarter on the Pepsi Middle on January 10, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Matthew Stockman/Getty Pictures)

  • DENVER, COLORADO – JANUARY 10: Danilo Gallinari #eight of the Los Angeles Clippers places up a shot towards Paul Milsap #four of the Denver Nuggets in the primary quarter on the Pepsi Middle on January 10, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Matthew Stockman/Getty Pictures)

  • DENVER, COLORADO – JANUARY 10: Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives towards Malik Beasley #25 of the Denver Nuggets in the primary quarter on the Pepsi Middle on January 10, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Matthew Stockman/Getty Photographs)

  • Los Angeles Clippers ahead Danilo Gallinari (eight) has the ball slapped away by Denver Nuggets middle Nikola Jokic (15) as Malik Beasley, again, appears on through the first quarter of an NBA basketball recreation Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photograph/Jack Dempsey)

  • The Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic shoots over the Clippers’ Marcin Gortat in the course of the first quarter of Thursday’s recreation in Denver. Jokic had a triple-double (18 factors, 14 rebounds, 10 assists) in the Nuggets; 121-100 win. (Photograph by Matthew Stockman/Getty Pictures)

  • DENVER, COLORADO – JANUARY 10: Lou Williams #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives towards Mason Plumlee #24 of the Denver Nuggets in the primary quarter on the Pepsi Middle on January 10, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Matthew Stockman/Getty Photographs)

  • DENVER, COLORADO – JANUARY 10: Lou Williams #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives towards Mason Plumlee #24 of the Denver Nuggets in the primary quarter on the Pepsi Middle on January 10, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Matthew Stockman/Getty Photographs)

  • Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) goes up for a shot towards Denver Nuggets guard Monte Morris (11) through the second quarter of an NBA basketball recreation Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photograph/Jack Dempsey)

  • Denver Nuggets ahead Paul Millsap (four) drives previous Los Angeles Clippers ahead Danilo Gallinari (eight) through the third quarter of an NBA basketball recreation Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photograph/Jack Dempsey)

  • DENVER, COLORADO – JANUARY 10: Mike Scott #30 of the Los Angeles Clippers places up a shot towards the Denver Nuggets in the primary quarter on the Pepsi Middle on January 10, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Matthew Stockman/Getty Photographs)

  • Los Angeles Clippers ahead Montrezl Harrell steals the ball from Denver Nuggets middle Nikola Jokic (15) through the second quarter of an NBA basketball recreation Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photograph/Jack Dempsey)

  • DENVER, COLORADO – JANUARY 10: Mike Scott #30 of the Los Angeles Clippers places up a shot towards Torrey Craig #Three and Mason Plumlee #24 of the Denver Nuggets in the primary quarter on the Pepsi Middle on January 10, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Matthew Stockman/Getty Pictures)

  • DENVER, COLORADO – JANUARY 10: Mason Plumlee #24 of the Denver Nuggets dunks towards Mike Scott #30 of the Los Angeles Clippers in the primary quarter on the Pepsi Middle on January 10, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Matthew Stockman/Getty Pictures)

  • DENVER, COLORADO – JANUARY 10: Mason Plumlee #24 of the Denver Nuggets dunks towards Mike Scott #30 of the Los Angeles Clippers in the primary quarter on the Pepsi Middle on January 10, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Matthew Stockman/Getty Pictures)

  • Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers reacts to a name through the first quarter of an NBA basketball recreation towards the Denver Nuggets Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photograph/Jack Dempsey)

  • DENVER, COLORADO – JANUARY 10: Mike Scott #30 of the Los Angeles Clippers places up a shot towards Torrey Craig #Three and Mason Plumlee #24 of the Denver Nuggets in the primary quarter on the Pepsi Middle on January 10, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Matthew Stockman/Getty Pictures)

  • Denver Nuggets ahead Juan Hernangomez (41) and Los Angeles Clippers ahead Tobias Harris (34) attain for a unfastened ball in the course of the first quarter of an NBA basketball recreation Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photograph/Jack Dempsey)

  • DENVER, COLORADO – JANUARY 10: Paul Millsap #four of the Denver Nuggets places up a shot towards Marcin Gortat #13 of the Los Angeles Clippers in the primary quarter on the Pepsi Middle on January 10, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Pictures License Settlement. (Photograph by Matthew Stockman/Getty Photographs)

  • DENVER, COLORADO – JANUARY 10: Tyrone Wallace #9 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives towards Juancho Hernangomez #41 of the Denver Nuggets in the second quarter on the Pepsi Middle on January 10, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: Consumer expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this photograph, Consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Photographs License Settlement. (Photograph by Matthew Stockman/Getty Pictures)

  • Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray dives to attempt to save the ball from going out of bounds towards the Los Angeles Clippers through the first quarter of an NBA basketball recreation Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photograph/Jack Dempsey)

  • Denver Nuggets guard Monte Morris (11) lands on a unfastened ball as Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley (11) watches through the third quarter of an NBA basketball recreation Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photograph/Jack Dempsey)

  • Denver Nuggets guard Monte Morris passes from the ground towards the Los Angeles Clippers in the course of the third quarter of an NBA basketball recreation Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photograph/Jack Dempsey)

  • Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) goes up to shoot towards LA Clippers guard Avery Bradley (11) in the course of the third quarter of an NBA basketball recreation Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photograph/Jack Dempsey)

DENVER — Nikola Jokic had 18 factors, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for his 21st profession triple-double to assist the Denver Nuggets prolong their residence profitable streak to 11 by cruising previous the Clippers 121-100 on Thursday night time.

Jamal Murray scored 23 factors and Mason Plumlee added a season-high 17 factors to go together with 12 rebounds for the Western Convention-leading Nuggets. They’re 17-Three at house.

Lou Williams led the Clippers with 19 factors, and Danilo Gallinari chipped in 18 towards his former group.

Jokic did slightly little bit of the whole lot. The large man turned in the move of the night time when he threw a full-length strike over a defender to Murray for a dunk in the third quarter. Jokic later had a layup when he bounced the ball off the backboard to himself.

Jokic was coming off a recreation in Miami on Tuesday in which he had 29 factors, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

Join Residence Turf and get unique tales each SoCal sports activities fan should learn, despatched day by day. Subscribe right here.

After the ultimate buzzer, he signed a jersey for Broncos move rusher Von Miller, who occurred to be sitting courtside. Miller additionally gave Jokic a Broncos jersey.

Denver constructed the lead to 102-81 with 9:03 remaining on a jumper by Monte Morris. The Clippers made somewhat run, however Morris silenced it with a Three-pointer.

Gallinari acquired applause from the gang when he was introduced. He joined the Clippers final season after a bulk of his profession in Denver. He was restricted to 21 video games with the Clippers in 2017-18 due to accidents and didn’t go well with up when the Clippers performed in the Mile Excessive Metropolis.

“I root for him. I root for guys that were here and helped me as a young head coach get this thing off and running,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone stated. “Gallo was nothing but great in the time I was able to coach him.”

TIP-INS

Clippers: Ahead Luc Mbah a Moute stays out with a sore left knee. … Guard Patrick Beverley was ejected in the fourth quarter for arguing.

Nuggets: Guard Gary Harris missed his second straight recreation with tightness in his left hamstring. … Ahead Juancho Hernangomez has been coping with an damage. Earlier this season, he handled an stomach pressure. “If it gets to a point we have to shut him down for a bit, we’ll do so,” Malone stated.

NATIONAL TREASURES

Jokic, who’s from Serbia, presently sits in seventh place amongst Western Convention frontcourt gamers in the All-Star voting by followers. Dallas rookie and Slovenian native Luka Doncic is second, with followers counting for 50 % of the vote to decide the starters.

“Obviously, a lot of fans in Slovenia are voting and not enough fans in Serbia are voting,” Malone cracked.

UP NEXT

The Clippers start a four-game homestand Saturday towards Detroit.

Jokic one-handed FULLCOURT help off the rebound! #MileHighBasketball

🖥️📱: https://t.co/L3VurkatG8 pic.twitter.com/AuxmhZVCwY

— NBA (@NBA) January 11, 2019

Joker trickery.#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/VtcbEOYNVd

— NBA (@NBA) January 11, 2019

⛽️⛽️⛽️@MONSTATREZZ | https://t.co/Cw5ml0R2QH pic.twitter.com/sq7IsbYwxu

— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) January 11, 2019