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The Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said he apologized to Nikola Jokic in the locker room for playing him 65 minutes in Game 3.

“Nikola Jokic is our best player. We’re at our best when he’s on the floor. I had no idea it was going to go into four more overtimes. I apologized to him. He doesn’t complain,” Malone said.