NBA MVP Nikola Jokic obtained his award prior to Friday's Game 3 of the Western Conference playoffs before a house audience, and humbly accepted it by devoting his Nuggets teammates.
Nuggets head coach Michael Malone expected that his group would feed off the power of the prize presentation. Jokic failed, as he moved to get a monster Sport 3 with 32 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists.
However, Jokic's teammates did not assist their primary man considerably.
"I tried my best on the market. I didn't need to shed," Jokic said following the match. "I had been attempting to give everything I have on the court"
Jokic held his head in 1 hand, awaiting.
"If you see how we perform and how they protect usI think we are not shooting the ball nicely. They do not have to be aggressive on us," he added. "Hopefully we start eventually producing these shots leaving more room for those guards and for the rear cuts"
Jokic did all he can and then some. He made one third of his group's 39 field objectives, 13, also took 29 of Denver's 95 shots. In the next quarter, he wrapped his left arm going to get a rally using all the Suns' Devin Booker beneath himand although hobbled, continued to play .