DALLAS — Before Denver took on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, Nuggets coach Michael Malone implored his star center Nikola Jokic to be more aggressive. Jokic shot the ball a combined 10 times in Paul Millsap’s first two games back after recovering from wrist surgery.

Jokic got up only eight field-goal attempts in Denver’s 126-117 win Saturday, but Malone said the outing represented progress because his team still played through him on the offensive end.

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Christian Clark

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 2017. 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: The quadruple-OT game between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers. 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.