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Nikola Jokić – C+ It was all going according to plan at the half. Jokić was in complete control of a game the Nuggets were dominating. The offense looked easy, and he’d found success guarding Joel Embiid. Everything was turning up Denver. But Doc Rivers’ chose to pull Embiid off of Jokić, deploying P.J. Tucker instead, allowing Embiid to roam…

Aaron Gordon – A- It was surprising to see Gordon listed as available for this game. Four starters were taking the night off between injuries and a demanding schedule. In that scenario, one might have imagined Gordon would follow suit. He’s laboring his way to the all-star break. Still, there he was when the game tipped off. If AG needed…

Jamal Murray – B Jamal Murray sat down at the podium after the loss and glanced at the stat sheet. “Wow,” he murmured in discontent. It was the 3-point shooting that left him exasperated. Despite an otherwise impressive night, he shot just 1 for 6 from deep as Denver’s top-scoring option. Had some of those fallen, he’d have led Denver…

Jamal Murray – A+ Murray put his fingerprints all over an encouraging basketball game. Denver stayed true to their brand of basketball, even without Nikola Jokić, and Murray turned in one of his best performances of the season. Indiana dared someone else to beat them. They pressure Murray up the court. They sent help. They sent various looks with the…

Nikola Jokić – A+ From his pickup days in Sombor to his MVP campaigns at the highest level in basketball, Jokić has stayed true to a simple philosophy. This is a game about teammates. Perhaps that’s why he allowed pride to sink in briefly as he spoke with ESPN after another win in Ball Arena. Jokić posted another triple-double and,…

Nikola Jokić – A+ The best player in the world is leveling up again. Jokić posted a 36-point triple-double on 14 shots against the Portland Trail Blazers. He missed just once from the field. He missed just once from the free-throw line. None of it looked hard for him. It’s the latest in a long line of dominant performances at…

Nikola Jokić – A- In another timeline, there’s something to criticize about Jokić’s performance. Had his first and only field goal attempt of the fourth quarter drawn iron instead of net, we might file the loss under ‘Jokić didn’t try hard enough.’ Of course, on the other side of another game-winning shot and triple-double, levying criticism feels nothing less than…

Jamal Murray – A- If your kid is a Jamal Murray fan, and you’re considering surprising them with tickets to the game, make sure it’s against the Clippers or the Suns. It doesn’t get more fun watching Murray than against his favorite opponents, two teams that bring the best out of him. The Nuggets were without Nikola Jokić Friday night…

Nikola Jokić – A Jokić only needed 28:18 on the floor to post 21-18-9 on 10-15 shooting. The Sombor double actually hurt his season average in assists per game. Without DeAndre Ayton, among a long list of other inactive players, Phoenix started Bismack Biyombo. He and Dario Šarić were tasked with slowing the B2B MVP, which should count as some…

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