NBA: Nikola Jokic Helps Denver Beat LA Clippers As Covid Hits Teams

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Nikola Jokic scored 26 points to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 103-100 NBA victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. For the visitors, Will Barton, Davon Reed, Austin Rivers, and Monte Morris all scored in double figures.

As injuries and Covid-19 protocols continued to hurt clubs across the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers won a comfortable 144-99 victory over a depleted Toronto Raptors. Kevin Love of the Cavaliers scored 22 points in his first start of the season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have now won seven of their last eight games, while the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating the Sacramento Kings 127-102, matching their worst margin of defeat at home this season.

The Detroit Pistons were down to nine players, including coach Dwane Casey, due to injury and Covid-19 protocols, as they fell to the San Antonio Spurs 144-109.

In Chicago, Zach LaVine returned from a two-game absence because of health and safety protocols and scored 32 points in the Bulls’ 113-105 win against the Indiana Pacers.

Returning from an eight-game injury absence, Jimmy Butler had 17 points and 11 rebounds in the Miami Heat’s 93-83 win against the Orlando Magic.

Source: BBC Sport

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