The Nuggets gained a one-point lead over the Raptors with seven seconds left last night, because Toronto fouled Nikola Jokic before an inbound pass, and he made the resulting free throw. Denver kept the ball, forcing the Raptors to foul.
Jokic received the inbound, knew a foul was coming and hoisted a wild 3-pointer – that went in! Unfortunately, officials (correctly) ruled the attempt came after the non-shooting foul.
At least Jokic made the resulting free throws to give the Nuggets a 106-103 victory. He had a great game – 23 points, 15 assists, 11 rebounds, two steals – with numerous highlights.
But the best one didn’t count.