Though the Denver Nuggets were at home, the Dallas Mavericks came into town and gave them a tough battle. They kept things competitive until the end, when MVP candidate Nikola Jokic hit a game-winner.
With five second left in the game and the Nuggets in-bounding, the ball went straight to The Joker at the top of the key for the last play.
He’s one of the best passers in the league, but he kept the rock to himself and took it to the hole. He was being defended well by Dwight Powell, but Jokic somehow managed to get the shot off without balance. It went in.
Luka Doncic‘s reaction said it all.
Jokic only had 11 points for the game, but he grabbed down 14 rebounds and dished out 8 assists on the night. Plus, hit the biggest bucket of the game.
The win puts the Nuggets one game back of the Golden State Warriors atop of the Western Conference. That No. 1 seed could go down to the wire.