From Jan. 22 through Feb. 5 — a stretch where the Denver Nuggets went 10-4 and fielded the third-best offense in the league — Nikola Jokic averaged All-NBA-caliber numbers. Jokic’s 20.1 points on better than 50 percent shooting from the field and 46 percent from three, 11.4 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game again supplanted him among the game’s top offensive talents after a few stretches throughout the season where his stock fluctuated.

But Jokic struggled offensively in Denver’s 108-102 win over the Memphis Grizzlies Friday and scored just nine points on 2-5 shooting in 33 minutes. It was the first time over Jokic’s last 20 games where the big man scored in single digits.

Not a Subscriber? Start FREE today!

Login for Subscribers

Harrison Wind

Harrison Wind is the Denver Nuggets beat reporter for DNVR Nuggets. The University of Colorado alum grew up in Boulder and has covered the Nuggets for the last three seasons. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Nuggets podcast.