After the Denver Nuggets pulled off yet another impressive win on Monday, beating the Toronto Raptors 106-103 to stretch their win streak to six games, Nuggets guard Jamal Murray was asked about the latest sensational performance from Denver’s star center, Nikola Jokic.
Before Murray could answer the question, music made its way toward the pack of reporters around him from a nearby corner of the locker room. Murray smiled and nodded in its direction.nfl nike jerseys cheap china
To watch Jokic is to see someone truly unique on a basketball court. That word is thrown around far too often, but in this case it fits: a 6-foot-10 center who passes with the ease of a 6-foot point guard and with a flair that would fit into any city game in America but was cultivated several thousand miles away in Serbia.
The result was Denver coming away with its latest impressive victory and continuing to show the league why the Nuggets — after barely missing the playoffs the past two season — might be a team to be reckoned with in the West.
“I don’t know,” Jokic said when asked why things went so well for him against Toronto. “The guys were making shots, I was passing the ball, we were playing good. We had really good energy on the bench … everyone who played did something good in the game. It’s a little bit of everything.”cheap nike nfl jerseys paypal
It would’ve been easy for Jokic to take the lion’s share of the credit after his performance. But that isn’t how the 23-year-old is wired, which feeds into the mindset of his teammates.
Despite being one of the NBA’s leading offenses (Denver is ninth in offensive efficiency following Monday’s action), the Nuggets don’t run a lot of elaborate sets. Instead, they leverage Jokic’s ingenuity and creativity and utilize a team of smart, heady players around him to maximize those gifts.
“He does everything,” said Murray, who had 21 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in 41 minutes. “He passes, rebounds, handles the ball. There’s nothing that he can’t do, except jump.”