The recovery of Nikola Jokic: eat, sleep and eat again

The pivot spoke after the victory of the Denver Nuggets in Portland. The Serbian had played 65 minutes (44 followed) less than 41 hours before.


The Denver Nuggets recovered this morning all the ground lost in the battle of the third game against the Portland Trail Blazers. In that duel, which won the Oregon franchise, it was decided after four extensions and with an unthinkable physical exploitation of Nikola Jokic. The Serbian center played 64:58, almost 65 minutes and 44 of them followed, adding the second part and the four extensions. An overexertion that ended with a public request for forgiveness from his coach, Mike Malone: "He is our best player, our best version is with him on the court and I could not imagine that we would end up playing four extensions. I apologize for those 65 minutes. "

But despite that huge amount of minutes on the court, Jokic played again like nothing at the Moda Center. He played 39 minutes, the maximum of the duel with CJ McCallum, and provided a triple-double key for the Nuggets to tie the tie to two. After this meeting, the press asked the Serbian how he had recovered between the third and fourth games of the semifinal.

"I did not think of the match"

" I ate, I watched TV shows, I went back to eating and I slept. the meeting ", commented the pivot instants after breaking the microphone of the press room and next to a Jamal Murray that could not restrain the laugh when listening to his companion. Jokic ended the game limping: suffered a blow to the right knee, but it is not very important, according to Malone.



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