The Nuggets center, who is 28 years old, made a jump shot from forty feet away to secure a thrilling comeback victory for the reigning NBA champions on Thursday night.
The score was 130–127. With only 3.6 seconds left in the game at Chase Center, Jokic attempted the shot that was considered to be extremely unlikely. Despite the fact that the game appeared to be headed toward OT, he managed to get the hopeful heave above the head of Kevon Looney, the center for the Warriors.
The Nuggets had been down by 18 points before putting on a spectacular comeback in the fourth quarter of the game. During the final twelve minutes of the game, they were able to limit Golden State to a total of only twenty points. The spectacular bucket that Jokic made landed perfectly inside the basket, which silenced the startled crowd that was at home in San Francisco.
The Serbian superstar is known for his reserved manner both on and off the court, and he rarely allows his feelings to get the better of him. However, when his teammates hurried to celebrate the incredible buzzer-beater, the two-time Most Valuable Player couldn’t contain his delight and danced wildly while wearing a large smile on his face. When they saw the film, one of the fans exclaimed, “Best player in the world.” Run of 25-4… Another person claimed that the Warriors were drowning in the sauce.
A third person laughed and said, “This is the happiest I’ve ever seen Joker, haha.” Another person chimed in, saying, “It’s one of the most insane buzzer beaters ever.” Immediately after the game, Nuggets head coach Michael Malone stated to the media that he had known Jokic’s shot was in from the minute it left his hands. According to Malone, “As it left his hands, all of the coaches in the back were saying, ‘That’s on line.'” This is going to fit in.'”
Instead of focusing on his personal heroics, Jokic used his post-game comments to talk about the defensive efforts that his team had demonstrated. In the fourth quarter, the defense played an outstanding game. “It was not in our nature to quit. It would not be difficult for us to find reasons to lose that game.
On the other hand, the guys did not lower their heads. As a group, we were really aggressive. They only managed to score four points. This is an extremely impressive defense, especially when it comes to playing against that team,” the Joker remarked. As a result of the victory, the Nuggets have improved their record to 25-11, while Golden State has dropped to 16-18 as their difficulties continue.