Nikola Jokic's career-high 53 goes to waste in Nuggets game 4 loss

The Denver Nuggets failed to take advantage of an all-time Nikola Jokic game. Jokic went for more than 50 in the playoffs but the Nuggets weren’t able to capitalize and the Suns tied the series up 2-2. Can the Nugget win 2-3 at home to win the series? Adam Mares, Brendan Vogt, Duvalier Johnson, and D-Line Co. come to you LIVE from the DNVR Bar to break down everything you need to know in this edition of the DNVR Nuggets Podcast!

Start – 0:00
Fast breakdown – 3:00
Big takeaways – 8:20
Bench adjustments? – 15:00
Can anyone stop Devin Booker? – 22:50
Nikola Jokic career high – 29:00
Jamal Murray’s weird night – 33:50
Matt Ishbia – Jokic – 39:50
Where has KCP gone – 47:15
Wind Chimes – 56:40
Superchats – 1:10:00

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35 Replies to “Nikola Jokic's career-high 53 goes to waste in Nuggets game 4 loss”

  1. "If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." _Jim Rohn

  2. "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." —

  3. i hope suns wll get the same in Denver… Just do your job…

  4. Cancar should be put on Booker, if nothing else he will at least threaten a little in defense with his long arms!

  5. Jamal is a killer back-shooter, Jamal does not need to be wasted in transferring the ball or organizing the attack, he has to save energy for getting out of the block and for the shot.

  6. PLS BUT PLS BRING REAL PG in fucking Denver and real PF (bench)

  7. Peka Car says:

    Malone is doing it again , he does not react to what's happening on court and i simply dont understand why Zeke, Vlatko and Watson are not playing nay minutes at all. He can use them to lay some tire KD and DB .

  8. Libalah says:

    We’re fcked

  9. Brosiff says:

    The crowd wasn't urging Isbia to hold the ball. Cmon. JOKER PUSHED A FAN. That's what happend. Plain and simple.

  10. Got get rid porter Jr my opinion fir some pieces porter Jr just can't get his own shot or that good at defense

  11. This is what happens when you dont play defence and miss wide open shots in the playoffs.

  12. Lol nuggets don’t need don’t play a backup pg or big… Bruce brown bad as pg

  13. Malone hates young guys

  14. As a suns fan, you all will win this series.

  15. JB says:

    A lot of our fanbase is dramatic as hell, calling to blow it up in a tied series against KD and D Book. No team will ever be perfect, is there room for this roster to improve? Yes, but you don’t blow it up just cause you are tied in a series lmao. We are young, this is MPJ’s what second playoff run? They will be fine

  16. Ron Ronco says:

    Why not put Watson on Durant and AG on Book?

  17. 123 456fhdhr says:

    His whole career go to waste With Murray MPJ and Melone

    He should leave Denver





    I MEAN






  18. Can someone put together a video of the lop sided officiating in this series???

  19. Scooter K says:

    I think the bench comments (about Williams making adjustments that Malone did not) reflect a lot of wishful thinking. Williams went to guys like Shamet, a 26 year old who makes $10 mil/year because he’s been a consistent 39% three point shooter, and Ross and Warren, NBA vets who have been starters. The Nuggets bench is incredibly cheap and thin. Aside from the group of mid-30’s veterans (Green, Jordan, Smith), a lot of the bench have little NBA experience and no playoff experience. There is no “shooting specialist” like Shamet. Before criticizing a lack of bench adjustment, you need to identify bench players who can come in and play at this level, and there is a lack of those guys on the Nuggets bench. The team is extremely top heavy and that’s not a coaching issue.

  20. -36 with Jeff in 2 games are you kidding me

    Malone is insanely delusional with Jeff😒

  21. "Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it." —Washington Irving

  22. Jamal is a bum. Plain and simple.

  23. Getting mad at PHNX, y’all are so soft

  24. What! says:

    Denver choking ?

  25. Zeke and Braun big minutes

    Both excellent defenders, slow these fucking boys down.

  26. Milap Mehta says:

    Jamal's 4th quarter defense was the main culprit for the loss. Shamet got so many open 3s because he switched onto Landale or Ayton for no reason when Jokic was helping double. Then he had moments where he would help double the ball handler and lost track of where Shamet was and gave up more open 3s.

    I know the Nuggets didn't lose possession on his nonsense tip at the 50 second mark, but that forced timeout helped the Suns who were reeling after their 10 point lead turned to 3. He could have just tipped it to Jokic who was like 2 feet away from him and he tried to get a fast break started for no reason there.

    This is 2 awful 4th quarters in a row. If he struggles like this again mid-4th in game 5, it's time to bench Jamal just like MPJ gets benched sometimes. Nuggets need to sustain team basketball to win these games.

  27. As much as Jeff Green is bad I think the bench's whole problem is mostly Murray
    He stagers and plays with them and when he does and Jokic is off the court, all Murray does is play 1v5. Everyone else is standing and looking at what he is doing. It's destroying everything. He should sit and AG and KCP should play and defend in those minutes

  28. I have no one to blame for these 2 games in PHX. They made impossibile shots. BUT gotta take out Jeff for anybody and take a chance.

  29. iva garfitt says:

    I 100% agree with Dline, Jokic just needs to be selfish and goes to score 100 if needed! If others are not going to wake up, just do it!

  30. They can’t stop Book lol.

  31. Why not play both Watson and Jordan. At least Jordan can rebound and block against their back up center.

  32. Byk37 says:

    all great takes in the beginning of the video. Malone is weakest link there, especially with bench and rotation. at least if you try to double kd and booker, try it from the beginning and not allow them to get hot, try to force them to use bench guys more and bench guys wouldn't be so effective through the all game.
    murray need to stop dribbling the ball so much, he should try run without the ball more.
    and also, if NBA wants kd on LeBron in wcf, there is not much things that Jokic could do…

  33. I’ve watched only a total of 6 actual quarters of nuggets games these playoffs.
    Mostly follow the score on my phone.
    Cause the emotional toll a nuggets game.
    Can raise your blood pressure to near cardiac arrest.

  34. Byk37 says:

    if NBA is all about basketball this would be sweep.

  35. Sere mi se vise od ove iste price od 2017. sve isto. Jamal Malone.

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