2. Seriously. What wrist problem? Game 3 played out like a highlight film of Joker’s greatest hits, especially early. With about four minutes left in the first quarter, the Nuggets center tear-dropped a baby hook with his right hand while jumping off the wrong foot. And his one-handed, cross-court Hail Mary pass with 9:36 left […]
“Jokic presents the same type of, I don’t know, I wouldn’t say problems, but he presents the same thing Doncic presents, Luka presents, a lot of flailing. You know, puts a lot of pressure on the referees to make the right call,” Beverley said after the game.
While coach Mike Malone would not commit to whether or not Jokic would play in Game 3 against the Clippers Monday, the Denver Nuggets center went through a full warmup, the team listed him as active and said he would play despite a sprained wrist.
Jokic parlayed his scintillating first half into a scorching third quarter as both teams locked horns. Regardless of his matchup – and the Clippers tried almost all of their big men – Jokic sizzled. He poured in 14 points, including a run of three 3-pointers in less than a two-minute span.
“All you got to do is look at the stat sheet. [Ivica] Zubac attempted more free throws than Nikola Jokic,” Malone continued. “They shot 26 free throws, we shot 10. So I’m not really sure what game Patrick is talking about or looking at, but I really don’t warrant and give too much attention to […]
Asked if he felt confident voicing those concerns despite being in his first year in the NBA, he said: “I think if I am going to be out there on the floor playing a lot of minutes, I think I should voice that.
The Milwaukee Bucks avoided a shock series sweep against the Miami Heat in their Eastern Conference semi-final, but they will need another win on Tuesday to stay alive in a series Miami lead 3-1. The Bucks could be without star Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle).
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“One thing we are learning about this virus is much [is] unpredictable, and we and our players together with their union look at the data on a daily basis. If there were something to change that was outside of the scope of what we are playing for, certainly we would revisit our plans,” Silver said.
“During the playoffs, the last thing you want is any type of distraction,” Malone said. “If those frustrations are there for Michael, for anybody, it’s much better to keep those conversations internal, in the locker room and among ourselves.”