Nikola Jokic is the future for the Denver Nuggets. He’s a franchise cornerstone, and not only one of the best big men in the NBA, but one of the best players, full stop.
That’s why it was no surprise when Jokic took the final shot for the Nuggets as they took on the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. What was surprising was the way in which Jokic won the game.
With time winding down and the score tied, 99-99, Jokic took the ball on a pick-and-roll play and threw up a wild, high-arching shot. It touched nothing but net as it came straight through the basket to give Denver a two-point lead.
The Heat turned the ball over on their next possession, and Jamal Murray sealed the game with two free throws, 103-99.