Nikola Jokic was running hot in Atlanta. After the Nuggets’ 123-115 win over the Hawks, Michael Malone called Jokic Denver’s “thermostat.” Essentially, the Nuggets’ All-Star center sets the temperature and tone for his team. When he’s locked in and engaged good things come. The analogy added up against the Hawks. From the game’s opening tip Jokic was a commanding presence…

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Harrison Wind is the Denver Nuggets beat reporter for DNVR Nuggets. The University of Colorado alum grew up in Boulder and has covered the Nuggets for the last three seasons. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Nuggets podcast. Follow Harrison on Twitter - @HarrisonWind