Uonce again, the Serbian pvot Nikola Jokic He became the star player of the Denver Nuggets by getting his third consecutive triple-double after contributing 28 points, nine rebounds and nine assists that helped him easily beat by 124-95 to the Portland Trail Blazers, who played without injured All-Star point guard Damian Lillard.
Jokic’s triple-double was the third in a row and the Nuggets also had the support of six players achieving double-digit numbers.
Among them were the rookie Bones Hyland, who reached 18 points and, for the fourth game in a row, he set his best record as a professional.
Another of the Nuggets players who overcame the 10-point barrier was the Argentine guard Facundo Campazzo, which ended the game with 13 points, his best mark so far this season. Campazzo played 22 minutes, in which Scored 5 of 9 field goals, including 3 of 6 triples, and did not go to the personnel line.
The former Real Madrid player dished out four assists, caught two rebounds, recovered a ball and lost four.
Listen to him CJ McCollum led Portland’s attack with 21 points and point guard Anfernee Simons contributed 16 as a starter in place of Lillard. Portland fell to a 1-7 mark on the road.
The Portland team first came to Denver under the direction of rookie coach Chauncey Billups, a native of the city who also played two separate spells with the Nuggets.