Watch Nikola Jokic hit game winner to sink Mavericks (VIDEO)
In a game where Dirk Nowitzki wound back the clock, both by starting for the Dallas Mavericks and by going 3-of-4 from 3-point range, Nikola Jokic stole the show.
The Denver Nuggets star didn’t have his best night, delivering just two more points than the aging German former MVP. In fact, Dallas was able to keep the scoring down from the third-best offense in the NBA. Meanwhile, Dallas’ starting unit provided ample points, spread evenly across the board.
As the game wound down, Luka Doncic thought he had won the game with just 5.8 seconds left. The Dallas rookie gave the Mavericks the lead on a dunk, 99-98, after a drive and a foul past Jokic.
Doncic then missed his free throw, and Denver called timeout. That gave the Nuggets the ball last, and it was The Joker who had the last laugh.
The Western Conference will be just fine without LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers being any good. We’re full up on stars over here.