Nikola Jokić – A Jokić needed only to apply pressure for a select and timely duration. Dwight Howard found himself in early foul trouble, and Jokić flipped a switch when he recognized the opportunity. He went right at Howard, forcing fouls and cooking overzealous defense. He took Howard out of the game, then shifted down from attack mode to opportunist….

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Brendan moved to Colorado at the start of the 2017-18 NBA season with dreams of covering the Denver Nuggets with a full time media credential. After obtaining that credential during a brief tenure with the Denver Stiffs, he made the move to DNVR at the start of the rebrand. You can read his work on DNVR Nuggets, hear him on the DNVR Nuggets podcast, and follow his tweets @DNVR_Nuggets. Follow Brendan on Twitter - @BrendanVogt