The best Serbian basketball player played an excellent NBA derby. However, because Utah beat Denver 127-120, the best Croatian basketball player completely concealed his presence.
Nikola Jokić scored 24 baskets in 35 minutes. He performed well in the 9/11 game, hitting three-pointers. He was the best passer with 13 assists in a game, dropping only one rebound in a triple-double.
However, this is not enough to compete with Bojan Bogdanović for a lifetime. In 39 minutes, he set two professional records, scoring (48) and three-pointer (8).
He made an excellent 16/23 in the game, and the three-pointer was also an extraordinary 8/11. He missed all eight free throws. He scored the perfect game with eight rebounds, two assists and a stolen ball.
Bogdanović scored a lot of points through Jokić’s personal record. Among them, the scoring four minutes before the end of the third quarter is very prominent. Like Bogdanovic’s previous interceptions, this is important because the Jazz combined the advantages of the Nuggets through it.
This is also the most attractive. In that action, Bogdanovic kicked a three-pointer and missed the opportunity. However, he saved himself by jumping and catching the ball, after which he returned to the three-pointer. He then dribbled the ball over Jokić, bypassing Millsap at the basket, and hit the second basket high.
Bogdanovic delighted American TV commentators with his masterful actions, shouting: “Acrobatic Bogdanovic’s layup on Djokic! How he wrapped him! Night action! This is worth Houdini!”