Nikola Jokic scored 24 points in 21 minutes as the Denver Nuggets rallied from an 18-point deficit in the second half of Wednesday’s game in a 122-119 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
Jokic got into foul trouble early and sat out with 11:02 remaining in the third quarter until early in the fourth. He had fouled out five times, but when the Nuggets needed him most, he answered.
He has been named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player twice for a reason.
Denver has won four straight and six of seven. Aaron Gordon had 18 points and tied his career high with 17 rebounds.
Indiana had the lead for much of the second half, but struggled to stop Jokic and Denver’s 3-point shooters down the stretch. Myles Turner missed a triple that would have forced extra time just as the buzzer sounded.
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