The Portland Trail Blazers will play the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night in Colorado.
Two-time MVP Nikola Jokic had a fantastic moment during the match that went viral on social media.
Deandre Ayton was duped by Jokic’s pump fake three-pointer, and he turned to face the rim.
The play was later completed by him with a basket (plus the foul).
Jokic had impressive pregame averages of 26.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 9.1 assists, and 1.2 steals in 48 games, along with a shooting percentage of 58.7% from the field and 36.2% from three-point range.
With a 34-16 record through 50 games, the Nuggets hold the fourth seed in the Western Conference.
They have a remarkable 20-4 record in 24 games played on their home field in Denver, and they have won 7-3 of their previous ten games.
The Nuggets most recently defeated the Trail Blazers 120-108 on Friday (again in Denver), and Jokic was outstanding.
In 38 minutes of action, he scored 27 points, grabbed 22 rebounds, dished out 12 assists, had one steal, and had two blocks while shooting 11/16 from the field and 1/1 from three points.
They will go to California for a Thursday night matchup with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after playing the Trail Blazers.
Regarding the Trail Blazers, they are now ranked 14th in the Western Conference after going 15-34 in their first 49 games going into Sunday’s game.