FIBA World Cup: Serbia gets by Greece 100-94 in battle of MVPs

Serbia and Greece was a highly-anticipated matchup that featured teams led by the only two winners of the NBA MVP award over the past four years, in Nikola Jokic and Giannis Antetokounmpo, and neither the current or the former MVPs disappointed and it was the Serbs who managed to claim victory, 100-94 in over time in front of a record crowd of 19,150. In his first official game with his national team since 2019 Giannis did not disappoint, turning in a monster performance I registering an international career-high of 40…

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“Nikola Jokic” Nike Hyperdunk X

Though the Hyperdunk X was released back in 2018, it is still seen on NBA courts, most notably on the feet of Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns and back-to-back reigning, defending MVP Nikola Jokić. This upcoming iteration of the Hyperdunk X was designed with the latter in mind. It sports a textile upper with blue Swooshes present on the lateral midfoot and medial ankle. Yellow shows up around the lace loops and backing the tongue to aid to the Nuggets-inspired aesthetic, with blue again present on the inner and tongue branding.…

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FIBA News: Serbia spanks Germany, 83-56

Nikola Jokic’s dominance was on full display in Serbia’s 83-56 starching of Germany in Hamburg on Saturday. The back-to-back reigning NBA MVP scored 22 points on 10/11 FG and grabbed 5 boards in just 17 minutes as the Serbians took firet place in the 33rd Basketball-Supercup, relegating Germany to the runner-up spot. Vasilijie Micic, who himself is the MVP of the last two Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Fours and the 2021 season MVP contributed 14 points. Germany’sAndreas Obst led Germany with 12 points, Franz Vagner was held to just 5…

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Young and Jokic named NBA POYs

Monday afternoon the NBA announced their Players of the Week for games played March 28-April 3.Trae Young was named Eastern Conference Player f he Week and Nikola Jokic Western Conference Player of the Week. Western Conference POY, Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets It was another stellar week of play for Nuggets, leading his squad to an 3-1 week and averaged 34.8 points, a whopping 17.3 rebounds and an incredible 8.5 assists. With is play this season, Jokic has firmly entrenched himself in the MVP race, averaging 26.8 points, 13.7 rebounds and…

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Euro club passed over “fat” Nikola Jokic

Check out this interesting read at EuroHoops.net about how a young Nikola Jokic was overlooked by a club in Belgrade for being fat and no one though the future NBA MVP had any game. From the Eurohoops.net team/ info@eurohoops.net Partizan Belgrade’s former legendary coach Dusko Vujosevic talked about how the club ignored Nikola Jokic back when the current NBA MVP was a youngster because he was considered “fat” and because no one believed in his potential at all. Not even Vujosevic, who has an eye for prospects, himself thought that Jokic…

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March 2, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast Nikola JokićDEN @ MIL 37 10 11   Triple-double LeBron JamesLAL vs. PHO 38 5 6   2 stl Ja MorantMEM @ WAS 35 5 10   11-14 ft Jamal MurrayDEN @ MIL 24 3 6   2 stl G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. DEN 27 8 3   2 blk Paul GeorgeLAC @ BOS 32 5 4 D. MeltonMEM @ WAS 20 4 5   6-10 3-pt Reggie JacksonLAC @ BOS 25 3 7   5-6 3-pt DeMar DeRozanSAS vs. NYK 10 4 11   4 stl R. WestbrookWAS vs. MEM 23…

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Nikola Jokic hits second game winner of the weekend

Shooting 9-23 is not a particularly efficient game but Nikola Jokic made the last of his makes from the field count as it proved to be the deciding bucket, lifting the Denver Nuggets to a 100-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. It was Jokic’s second game-winning shot in the last three days. On November 8, against the 76ers, his jumper in the waning seconds was the go ahead basket.

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May 7, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Top Performers Nikola JokicDEN vs. POR 25 19 6 Kawhi LeonardTOR vs. PHI 21 13 4 2 stl Paul MillsapDEN vs. POR 24 8 2 2 blk Pascal SiakamTOR vs. PHI 25 8 3 2 stl Jimmy ButlerPHI @ TOR 22 5 7 10-11 ft Jamal MurrayDEN vs. POR 18 5 9 Kyle LowryTOR vs. PHI 19 6 5 Danny GreenTOR vs. PHI 17 5 0 5-7 3-pt Damian LillardPOR @ DEN 22 6 4 Gary HarrisDEN vs. POR 16 6 2 Yesterday’s Scores  Portland Trail Blazers 98 Denver Nuggets.…

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