Denver Nuggets’ rally comes up short against Boston Celtics following chaotic final moments.

The Nuggets nearly pulled off a crazy comeback and rallied back from 20 points down, but coach Mike Malone made a terrible decision to not use a timeout on Denver’s final play. “I stand by the decision,” Malone said after the game.

Nikola Jokic’s boxscore stats

  • 35 minutes played and added 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 0 blocks and 0 steals.
  • 8/17 field goals made-attempted (FG%: 47.1%)
  • 2/5 three point field goals made-attempted (3P%: 40.0%)
  • 6/7 free throws made-attempted (FT% 85.7%)
  • 2 fouls and 2 turnovers.

As for Jokic, he was terrific and hit 8-of-17 shots and 6-of-7 free throws, and with Mason Plumlee picking up a calf injury, Jokic may play more at his natural position on Tuesday vs. the Spurs.

After recording his second triple-double of the season in Saturday’s win over Dallas, Nikola Jokic scored 15 of his 24 points in the second half and added 11 rebounds and five assists.

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