Nuggets star Nikola Jokic sinks the Warriors with an incredible game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer as the Serbian center is mobbed by his teammates after getting into the clutch
- The Denver Nuggets closed the game on a 23-4 run to shock the Warriors at home
- Jokic hit an outrageous three-pointer from half court and won it in regulation
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A Nikola Jokic 40-footer as the buzzer sounded hit the backboard and whizzed as the Denver Nuggets stunned the Golden State Warriors 130-127 on Thursday night.
The Nuggets trailed by as many as 18 in the fourth quarter, but closed the game on a 23-4 run, shocking the Warriors on their home court.
Jokic finished the game with 34 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. His game winner sent the Nuggets into euphoria in the middle of the field.
The night seemed destined to be a Golden State victory, especially after Steph Curry's incredible dribble from his knees that turned into a step-back jumper.
The Nuggets led by seven at halftime, causing each of the final two quarters to have huge momentum swings.
Nikola Jokic hit an incredible game-winning shot against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday
Jokic stayed inside the right sideline for the winning shot from near the Warriors bench
The Warriors outscored the Nuggets 44-24 in the third quarter to take a commanding lead while star forward Draymond Green was still suspended by the NBA.
ESPN reported Thursday that Green was expected to return to the team facility in the coming days pending a return, although coach Steve Kerr did not confirm the report before the game.
Denver mounted a ferocious comeback, with Jokic tying the game with 26 seconds left on a jumper.
A Curry turnover led to Jokic's desperation game winner in San Francisco.
Jokic led all scorers with 34 points, while Aaron Gordon and Jamal Murray added 30 and 25 points, respectively.
Curry was the Warriors' leading scorer with 30 points.
Golden State will again miss Gary Payton II for an extended period due to a strained hamstring. The Warriors said Patyon will be reevaluated in three weeks.