Reportase.one – Nikola Jokic scored his 29th triple-double in the 2022-2023 NBA when his team, the Denver Nuggets defeated the Philadelphia 76ers with a final score of 116-111 in a match that was held at Pepsi Center Colorado, Tuesday (28/3/2023) WIB.
Jokic recorded 25 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists while also being the highest scorer for the Nuggets.
Jamal Murray added 19 points, Bruce Brown Jr. had 18 points, Michale Porter Jr. had 15 points and Aaron Gordon had 12 points.
However the Philadelphia 76ers played without key player Joel Embiid who has suffered a right calf injury.
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76ers coach Doc Rivers said he didn’t know if Embiid’s injury would last long or heal quickly, as calf injuries are known to have a slow recovery process.
“Everyone wants to see these two players face each other,” Rivers said on the NBA’s official website.
“We just wanted to make a calmer and smarter decision. We all want him and the whole team fit for the playoffs,” he said of resting Embiid.
The Philadelphia 76ers, who are also without James Harden for four straight games, have lost three straight. This is the most losing streak for the 76ers in the 2022-2023 season.
Tyrese Maxey scored 29 points, Tobias Harris and Paul Reed each had 16 points, and Jalen McDaniels.
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The Nuggets victory was the second straight victory against the top teams in the Eastern Conference of the NBA. Previously, the Nuggets also beat the Milwaukee Bucks who are the top of the NBA Eastern Conference standings.
Furthermore, the Philadelphia 76ers will host the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday (30/3), and the Nuggets will host the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday (31/3).