SALT LAKE CITY — Nikola Jokic had 31 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists, powering the short-handed Denver Nuggets to a 98-95 win over the struggling Utah Jazz. 

The Nuggets had just seven players available due to their part in a four-team, 12-player deal a day before the trade deadline and a cascade of injuries. 

Jamal Murray scored 31 points and the Nuggets held the Jazz to just one field goal over the final 7:08. Mike Conley scored 21 points, but missed a floater with eight second left that would have given the Jazz the lead.

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