The Denver Nuggets battled against the Golden State Warriors on Monday in Oakland, but it was not enough as they fell 124-114. Here are five observations from the game.

1. Jokic breaks out of slump

On Sunday night, Nuggets coach Michael Malone met with Nikola Jokic. After two poor shooting performances in a row, Malone sat down with his slumping superstar and offered some advice.

“Stop putting that pressure on yourself,” Malone told him.

Malone thought Jokic looked tense in Denver’s two games over the weekend against Utah and Sacramento. He wanted him to relax. On Monday in Golden State, Jokic did just that as he recorded his first triple-double of the season.

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Christian Clark is an Arlington, Texas, native who covers the Denver Nuggets for BSN Denver. Education: I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in December 2014 with an emphasis in print and digital news. Career: My work has been featured in the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, The Oklahoman and Columbia Missourian, and online at TexasFootball.com and Denverite.com. I came aboard at BSN Denver in November. Most memorable sports moment: Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. One sports movie I can’t live without: Tin Cup, do not @ me Most memorable experience as a reporter: Covering the Missouri football team’s boycott in 2015. It led to University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe’s resignation and had so many other ripple effects. The sport that started it all: Basketball. My sports-watching memories kick in with those early-2000s Dallas Mavericks teams. They had bad hair and scored a lot of points. Shout-out to Nellie Ball.