Home NBA Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter Jr. combine for 62 Points in Nuggets’...

Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter Jr. combine for 62 Points in Nuggets’ win over Rockets

Nikola Jokic orchestrated a triple-double with 32 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds, while Michael Porter Jr. delivered a season-high 30 points, propelling the Denver Nuggets (13-6) to a convincing 134-124 victory against the Houston Rockets (8-8) on Wednesday night.

Jamal Murray’s return from a hamstring injury added firepower to the Nuggets, contributing 16 points and sparking Denver to one of its most impressive offensive displays this season.

Jokic, back after a brief absence due to a lower back injury, recorded his seventh triple-double of the season, highlighting his MVP-caliber performance.

The Nuggets had lost twice to the Rockets in November but redeemed themselves with a dominant victory.

Despite missing forward Aaron Gordon due to a strained right heel, the Nuggets dominated from the start, scoring a season-high 41 points in the first quarter and leading by as many as 19.

Houston, playing the second night of a back-to-back, couldn’t overcome the Nuggets’ offensive onslaught. Gerald Green led the Rockets with 26 points, while Alperen Sengun added 22.

The absence of guard Fred VanVleet, sidelined with a sprained left thumb, further challenged the Rockets.

Game Recap: Nuggets 134, Rockets 124
Exit mobile version