DENVER — Nikola Jokic had 32 points and 16 rebounds and overcame six turnovers to lead the Denver Nuggets past the San Antonio Spurs 102-96.
Jokic followed up his 27-point, 13-rebound effort in Phoenix on Wednesday with another strong game.
He added seven assists and three steals for Denver. He was serenaded with cheers of “MVP! MVP!” when he hit a fadeaway jumper from 13 feet that gave the Nuggets a 100-93 lead.
Keldon Johnson led the Spurs with 27 points, two shy of his career high, and Derrick White had 16 points.
The Nuggets led by three at halftime and 83-72 early in the fourth when San Antonio reeled off 10 straight points to make it 83-82.
Facu Campazzo hit a layup, Jeff Green dunked and Jokic scored four points during an 8-2 Denver run.
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