Nikola Jokić is a two-time NBA MVP and one of the best players in the world. Such basketball class is difficult to stop, so opposing players often use all kinds of methods. From hitting and small provocations, everything to frustrate him. Detroit managed it, but they couldn’t celebrate without him either.
The Denver Nuggets beat the Detroit Pistons (107-103), and the game was marked by the expulsion of Nikola Jokić, who got mad at the referees at the end of the second quarter because of the dirty play of the Pistons. They pinched, hit, pushed and provoked him, and the judges let it all go. After one rough foul, he lost his temper. He protested vehemently and asked them why they were not protecting him. He started at one of the referees and told him to get dressed and earned another technical and had to leave the game.
Even earlier, in the first quarter, the referees also excluded Denver coach Mike Malone, who protested strongly because of the referee’s criteria, so he also had to leave the game. parquet. Even without a coach and the best player, the Nuggets still managed to celebrate. Jackson scored 21 points, and Caldwell-Pope scored 20. Cunningham led the Pistons with 27 points and nine assists. Bojan Bogdanović is still unavailable to the coach due to injury.