Nikola Jokic is active, will play in Game 3 vs. Clippers

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It’s a playoff game, Denver’s Nikola Jokic was going to be out on the court if he is at all able, despite a sprained wrist.

While coach Mike Malone would not commit to whether or not Jokic would play in Game 3 against the Clippers Monday, the Denver Nuggets center went through a full warmup, the team listed him as active and said he would play despite a sprained wrist.

Jokic hurt his wrist on this play early in Game 2 vs. the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.

Despite the injury, Jokic was critical to Denver’s Game 2 win over the Clippers, scoring 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting, knocking down four threes, plus had 18 rebounds and four assists.

The Clippers vs. Nuggets series is tied 1-1.