As the Nuggets beat the Bucks, Jokic stood next to unanimous MVP Steph Curry and said his assists made both men happy

2022-07-10 0 By

The Nuggets won their fifth straight game in the NBA, beating the Bucks 136-100 on the road on Jan. 31.Before the game, the Nuggets posted a photo of Jokic and Giannis antetokounmpo together from their All-Star days, writing, “Tonight.MVP vs MVP!”But the Nuggets dominated the game from the start, with Jokic recording 18 points, nine rebounds and 15 assists in just 28 minutes of play to lead them to an easy victory.Giannis antetokounmpo finished with 29 points, nine rebounds and two assists, but lost an MVP-level matchup.Antetokounmpo and Jokic are two different styles as the old and new MVPS. Antetokounmpo’s game is more intense and more physical, and he’s like a general in the old days.Jokic is more of a brain player, he’s not very physical, so he’s more agile with the ball, he’s more intelligent, he’s like a prime minister in charge all the time.The general and the prime minister are equally powerful, but each has his own duties.Today the nuggets can blow the bucks have two reasons: the first is the number of assists, assists Numbers may well reflect the team’s offensive capability, the nuggets it sent 39 assists, and the bucks only 23 times, compared with the nuggets team basketball, bucks more used to pull open singles, once the star feel bad or be all-defensive team, it is hard to play well.The Nuggets are all people, and once the basketball is flowing, the game is unstoppable.The second was defense, which the Bucks didn’t play very well. They held the Nuggets to 60 percent shooting, and they didn’t limit the nuggets’ offense.The Nuggets’ defense was more focused, strangling Holiday for 14 points and Middleton for nine, with the pair committing eight turnovers to give the Nuggets plenty of conversion opportunities.So the bucks didn’t deserve the loss.With the win, the Nuggets are 10-3 in their last 13 games, thanks to jokic.Jokic was one of only three times in NBA history when players used more than 30 percent of their basketball in a single season and made more than 65 percent of their real shots.This season, Jokic has a 30.4 percent usage rate and a 65.6 percent true shooting percentage.He averaged 26 points, 13.7 rebounds and 7.8 assists, shooting 57.4%, 37.8% and 81.1% from the field.The other two were owned by Curry, who had a 32.6 percent usage rate and 67 percent true field goal percentage in 2015-16.He averaged 30.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game, shooting 50.4%, 45.4% and 90.8% from the field.Curry was the unanimous MVP of the season, and if Jokic can keep that up until the end of the season, he’ll probably win the MVP for the second year in a row.After the game, Jokic also spoke to the media about his 15 assists to lead his team to the win. “My coach in my hometown told me that scoring can only make one person happy, but assists can make two people happy, so I like to give assists,” jokic said.As for Giannis antetokounmpo, Jokic asked himself: “Do I want to do what he did in Denver?Of course.”If Murray and Porter are back before the playoffs start, do you think Jokic will lead the team to a title like Antetokounmpo?For more highlights, follow Fat Joe Sports