Nikola Jokic carries short-handed Nuggets past Jazz 106-100 – Cache Valley Daily


Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson, left, drives past Denver Nuggets guard Monte Morris during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Denver. The Nuggets won 106-100. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic scored 28 points and dished out 10 assists as the short-handed Denver Nuggets rode a big second-half run to a 106-100 win over the Utah Jazz.

Trailing 70-61 with 4:13 left in the third, the Nuggets went on a 15-0 spurt to close the quarter. They continued their roll in the fourth.

In all, it was a 27-1 surge. But a 17-point Denver lead was whittled to three before Jokic took over.

Jordan Clarkson had 37 points for the Jazz on a night when leading scorer Donovan Mitchell was held to four.

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