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Bol Bol got one All-Star vote from the players pr.nba.com/voting-results…
On TNT Charles Barkley says Nikola Jokic wouldn't make his All-Star team this season. "He has been too inconsistent for me this year," Barkley said. He has Ja Morant in over Jokic and when pressed, Barkley changed his mind and put Brandon Ingram in instead of Morant.
West All-Stars: Luka, Harden, Kawhi, AD, LeBron.
Looks like Nikola Jokic will be coming off the bench in Chicago.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Nikola Jokic has no idea the All Star starters have been announced. He’s probably at home playing Call of Duty as we speak entirely oblivious.
West All-Star Starters:
- Anthony Davis
- Luka Doncic
- James Harden
- LeBron James
- Kawhi Leonard
Nikola Jokic misses out but is a lock to get voted in as a reserve by the coaches. Reserves are announced Jan. 30.
Siakam deserves all good things. So happy to see him as an All Star starter.
Nuggets injury report:
Gary Harris (right adductor strain) has been upgraded to questionable.
Michael Porter Jr. (back tightness) is questionable.
Mason Plumlee (right cuboid injury), Jamal Murray (left ankle sprain) & Paul Millsap (left knee contusion/sprain) are all out.
Gary Harris is also questionable. Millsap, Murray and Plumlee are all out.
Gary Harris and Michael Porter Jr. are questionable. Mason Plumlee, Paul Millsap, and Jamal Murray are out for the Nuggets tomorrow in New Orleans.
Michael Porter Jr., who felt tightness in his back during pregame warmups last night in Houston, is questionable for Friday’s game against New Orleans.
Grades from last night's loss: A tale of two Doziers and some really encouraging signs from Jerami Grant. The last time Denver won in Houston? Oct. 28. 2015, the first game of Nikola Jokic's career thednvr.com/dnvr-player-gr…
I really don’t think the Off-White Jordan Vs are anything amazing. People are geeking over them and I just don’t get it.
All-Star starters will be revealed tonight on TNT. I had a media vote this year.
Here's how I voted (ballots were due Monday):
The injuries are coming in waves now for the Nuggets, with the returns of several of Denver's banged-up players still uncertain. Not exactly the best time for a stretch of the schedule that has real teeth. Can the Nuggets tread water in the cutthroat West? theathletic.com/1555556/2020/0…
Someone explain to me how Alex Len was a -21 in 20 minutes in a 7-point win. pic.twitter.com/TcJl6iHWLT
Underrated Game of Thrones characters ranked:
5. Tywin Lannister
9. Jaquen Haghal
10. Oberyn Martell
I vote for more Zion to help NBA ratings. That might help a little bit.
Zion still has me happy.
The injuries are coming in waves for the Nuggets. And with uncertainty painting the period between now and the All-Star break, and a difficult schedule on the horizon, treading water will be a major challenge: theathletic.com/1555556/2020/0…
Nuggets fall to Rockets, 121-105. It’s their 8th consecutive loss to the Rockets in this building.
Michael Malone said Michael Porter Jr. apologized to the coach for being unable to go tonight.
“I said, Michael never apologize to me. If you’re injured and you can’t play, let’s get you healthy before we get you back out there.”
Malone had no new update on MPJ.
Michael Malone said Michael Porter apologized to him for not being able to play.
“I said Michael never apologize to me. If you’re injured and you can’t play, let’s get you right before we get you back out there.”
Malone added that hopefully this isn’t a long term thing.
#Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Michael Porter Jr. apologized to him for not playing. To which Malone replied, you don’t need to apologize to me.
Vlatko three! Love me some Cancar. I hope he moves up the depth chart a little while Denver is this injured.
“Cancar from afar!”
Damn that’s good @ChrisMarlowe.
That will be it for Jokic and Barton, who slams a water bottle on the ground as he sits. This was a predictable outcome with Denver down five of its top seven players. But the road ahead doesn't get any easier for the Nuggets.
I assume Jokic is still out there to give all these bench guys more familiarity with how to play next to him. I'm still surprised to see it.
I’m surprised Jokic and Barton — Denver’s only two healthy starters — are still in with 4 minutes left in a 21-point game.
Nikola Jokić records his 8th triple-double of the season and 36th of his his career. He has the 10th most triple-doubles in NBA history and is seven triple-doubles behind Nuggets great Fat Lever for 9th place.
There is Nikola Jokic’s 8th triple double of the season.
He has 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. It is his first triple double of 2020.
With that assist to Beasley, Jokic has his eighth triple-double of the season.
Back-to-back threes and that will probably be all she wrote for the Nuggets, who trail 105-83 with 7:52 to go. Houston is 11-of-23 from 3-point range.
That corner three from P.J. Tucker might've done it. Twenty-two point game with 7:52 remaining.
Wouldn't be surprised if Jokic sits with 15, 11 and 9.
Well, PJ Dozier is tearing it up.
Short rest for Jokic, who sat with about 90 seconds left in the third and is back on less than two minutes into the fourth.
Nice start for the Nuggets in the fourth. Torrey Craig is up to 14 points and seven rebounds. Grant has 17 and six.
I need me some...
Alright, let’s see what these youngins can do.
Malone is fighting hard for his guys, even down 21 points. The vigor that he argued with an official over Westbrook's move (that Malone thought was a travel) ... was special.
I have a feeling Malone's going to be pleased with his guy's effort, regardless of what happens in the fourth quarter. He's been animated on the sidelines and even in defensive stances trying to push his team.
Jokic has twice tried the "cut to the middle and tap the entry pass out to a shooter," but he has twice been unable to connect with Craig. Was clearly frustrated coming back down the court after that latest turnover.
Nikola Jokic is very close to grabbing a triple double and there is still 3:37 left in the 3rd quarter.
Jokic is up to:
Nikola Jokic now one rebound and one assist away from his eighth triple-double of the season. Jokic at 15-9-9.
Also, Torrey Craig's working on a season-high 12 points.
Nuggets still chipping away. Wonder if they can cut it to single digits heading into fourth.
Jokic has been a beast on both ends to start the third quarter. Houston still leads 71-56, but Denver is a plus-2 in the period.
There is no love lost between Westbrook and Craig on that foul.
Perhaps no player gets under Westbrook's skin more than Craig.
And, meanwhile, the Nuggets are still fighting. 71-56, Houston.
Despite all of the Nuggets injuries and issues, Nikla Jokic is playing really well.
Nikola Jokic (9 points, six assists, five rebounds) was 3-of-5 from the line in the first half. No other Denver player had a free-throw attempt. The Nuggets also missed their last six 3-point attempts after starting 4-of-6.