— Nikola Jokic scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half to help Denver overcome the blazing shooting of Stephen Curry as the Nuggets held off the Golden State Warriors 114-104 on Thursday night.
Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Tuesday night that Michael Porter Jr.'s absence from the team is because he has had the coronavirus.
— Kevin Durant had 34 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds, Bruce Brown made a huge contribution while starting for the absent Kyrie Irving, and the Brooklyn Nets rallied from 18 down to beat the Denver Nuggets 122-116 on Tuesday night.
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— Nikola Jokic had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in another short night, and the Denver Nuggets reached .500 for the first time this season with a 114-89 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday.
— Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 12 assists to lead the Denver Nuggets past Philadelphia 115-103 on Saturday, beating a 76ers team that had only seven available players because of injuries and COVID-19 protocols.
With coach Doc Rivers saying the league should not have played the game, the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers -- with just seven healthy players -- lost to the visiting Denver Nuggets on Saturday afternoon.
Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. will remain in the NBA's health and safety protocol for an indefinite period of time, sources told ESPN.
— Luka Doncic came within one rebound of his second straight triple-double, finishing with 38 points and 13 assists to lead the Dallas Mavericks over the Denver Nuggets 124-117 in overtime Thursday night.
Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. has been ruled out of Thursday night's game against the Mavericks, extending his absence since entering the NBA's health and safety protocols last week.
Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. is expected to be available to return against the Mavericks on Thursday night, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.
— Nikola Jokic scored 13 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter after losing his cool earlier in the game, and the Denver Nuggets scrambled late to beat Minnesota 123-116 on Tuesday night for their 10th straight win over the Timberwolves.
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Points Per Game116.35th
Rebounds Per Game42.428th
Assists Per Game27.32nd