The Boston Celtics defeated the Denver Nuggets, 112-99. Jaylen Brown recorded 27 points, five rebounds, and five assists for the Celtics, while Jayson Tatum added 21 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists in the victory.
Nikola Jokic tallied a game-high 43 points, along with 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the Nuggets in the losing effort. The Celtics improved to 14-13 on the season, while the Nuggets fell to 15-12.
He reached 37 points in the third quarter and finished with 45 points, running out of gas into the fourth while his teammates struggled to make shots around him.
Gary Harris, Will Barton, and Paul Millsap sat, and the Nuggets suffered a defeat, but Jokic said he’s not frustrated with the state of the team.