Nikola Jokic took over the MVP race on Monday night.
Nikola Jokic scored 25 points and made three key free throws down the stretch to give the Denver Nuggets a 106-105 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Michael Porter Jr. added 17 points, all in the opening quarter, and the Nuggets won their fourth straight. Damian Lillard scored 22 points for Portland, which has struggled against Western Conference teams that sit higher in the standings.
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray underwent surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the team announced Wednesday. Murray, 24, sustained the injury April 12 in a game against the Golden State Warriors. "He just came back," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said after the game in which Murray went down.