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Mike Malone: Nikola Jokic needs help

After Nikola Jokic scored 43 of Denver’s 99 points in what ultimately was a 112-99 loss to the Boston Celtics at TD Garden, Nuggets coach Mike Malone said Jokic’s teammates need to do more to support their superstar center. “It’s not running out of gas,” Malone said, referring to Jokic scoring just four of those 43 points in the fourth quarter Tuesday night. “He needs help. … We’re playing a back-to-back [Wednesday], and every night Nikola goes out there and literally puts this team on his back. He just needs some guys to step up and help him.”