While that one play isn’t what vaulted Jokic to the top of this week’s Kia Race to the MVP Ladder, it certainly illustrates the wizardry conducted nightly under duress by the Nuggets big man in keeping his depleted team in the thick of the postseason hunt. You tell me: if Nikola Jokic isn’t the MVP, then who is? Nuggets coach Michael Malone asked.
The Denver Nuggets host the Memphis Grizzlies in one of the more important games of the season so far. The Grizzlies opened the eye of the entire NBA landscape with their excellent play to begin the season. Many did not pick them to be a top-4 seed in the West, but their 31-16 record has them firmly in the 3rd spot and only 2.5 games back of the second-seeded Warriors.
Altitude will play a role tonight It’s no secret that there is always an issue for opposing teams playing in Denver. The altitude destroys any kind of stamina. Even the best athletes in the world struggle to play consistently hard for 48 minutes in Denver.