Mar 9, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic scored 21 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, tallied two steals and handed out eight assists in the Nuggets’ 114-105 home victory against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.

Following the win in Game 2, Jokic said, per The New York Times: “Coach said we are a team that never gives up, that’s true. We never give up. We lost the first game. We were down 19. That’s all excuses. But we never gave up. There is something about this team. We have a heart. We’re never going to let you win so easy.”