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Nikola Jokic comes through in the clutch to seal late Denver Nuggets win over Miami Heat

Wednesday 9 January 2019 09:19, UK

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Nikola Jokic connects on a clutch game-winner for the Denver Nuggets against the Miami Heat

Nikola Jokic posted his fourth triple-double of the season and connected on a clutch shot in the dying seconds to lead the Denver Nuggets to a road victory over the Miami Heat.

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The Nuggets maintained their lead at the top of the Western Conference with a narrow 103-99 victory sealed by Jokic's clutch floater over Bam Adebayo with 2.4 seconds left in the game.

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The Serbian center's crucial shot broke a 99-99 tie before Jamal Murray hit two free throws with 0.9 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

Tuesday night's scores

  • Denver Nuggets 103-99 Miami Heat
  • New York Knicks 95-122 Golden State Warriors
  • Minnesota Timberwolves 119-117 Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Washington Wizards 115-132 Philadelphia 76ers
  • Atlanta Hawks 101-104 Toronto Raptors
  • Sacramento Kings 111-115 Phoenix Suns
  • Indiana Pacers 123-115 Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Charlotte Hornets 109-128 Los Angeles Clippers

Jokic finished the game with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists - his fourth triple-double of the season.

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Nikola Jokic hits a triple-double in the Denver Nuggets' defeat of the Miami Heat

He connected on 11 of his 21 shots, including 1-of-2 from beyond the three-point arc, and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line.

Click the video at the top of the page to watch Jokic's game-winning basket.

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