Following the biggest win of the season, New Orleans (15-19) will close the season with a back-to-back beginning against the Bulls (15-18).
The Rev. Jesse Jackson was discharged Tuesday from rehab at the Northwestern-affiliated Shirley Ryan AbilityLab following an undisclosed illness and surgery. The civil rights leader was hospitalized for eight days in January.
Nikola Jokic dominated with 39 points and 14 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Chicago Bulls 118-112 on Monday night. Jokic finished with nine assists, just missing his 50th career triple-double. The three-time All-Star came up huge in the fourth quarter, scoring 17 to help the Nuggets come away with the win after blowing a 15-point lead. “That's the luxury of having an MVP candidate,” coach Michael Malone said.