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Nikola Jokic runs a smooth one-man fast break against the Warriors

Nikola Jokic looked like he was running the point on Monday night, showing off his guard-like skills at the expense of the Golden State Warriors.

After Draymond Green missed a floater, Jokic grabbed the rebound and immediately headed towards the other end of the court – looking to make a play in transition. It seemed like Jokic’s fast break would end – with Green hustling back, attempting to steal the ball from the Denver Nuggets centre. Unfortunately for Green, Jokic would see him and quickly adjust; putting the ball behind his back before taking it to the rim for a soft slam to cut the Warriors’ lead to 6 with 3:18 remaining in the 3rd quarter.

The Nuggets would finish with a 21-point 3rd quarter and score 34 in the 4th, but it wouldn’t be enough – with the Warriors holding on and coming away with 127-119 victory.

Despite playing the least amount of minutes (25) of all the Nuggets’ starter, Jokic was very¬†productive against the Warriors – finishing with 21 points on 8-17 FG, to go along with 13 rebounds, 5 assists, and a steal in 25 minutes of action. He’s been on a tear as of late, producing at a high level for his team. In his last 5 games, Jokic is averaging 18.8 points on 62 FG%, to go along with 9 rebounds, and 6 assists in 26.4 minutes a game.

He’ll have a chance to continue his great play on Tuesday, when his team takes on DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings at home with tipoff scheduled at 9:00 p.m. EST.

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