In 1996, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf began peacefully protesting systemic racism during the national anthem played before every NBA game.
Nikola Jokic had 20 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds for his 19th triple-double of the season and the host Denver Nuggets scored a season high in points in a 146-112 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Michael Porter Jr. scored 30 points, Aaron Gordon finished with 24, Vlatko Cancar scored 12 and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 11 for the Nuggets, who bounced back from a 128-98 loss at Minnesota on Sunday night.
BOTTOM LINE: Denver hits the road against Orlando looking to end its three-game road slide. The Magic are 13-14 in home games. Orlando is 10-16 in games decided by at least 10 points. The Nuggets have gone 12-13 away from home.