Jokic, Nuggets extend Nets’ losing streak

February 7, 2022

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 124-104 win over Brooklyn on Sunday, extending the Nets’ losing streak to eight games.

Jokic leads the NBA with 14 triple-doubles this season. He scored 23 points in the second and third quarters as Denver rallied from a seven-point deficit to lead by 21.

Will Barton had 21 points and Aaron Gordon had 17 points and nine rebounds in his return from a two-game absence. Seven Nuggets players contributed double-digit scoring figures to help stem a three-game losing streak.

Nets guard James Harden missed his second straight game with hamstring problems. Brooklyn coach Steve Nash said the team is being cautious about the former league MVP.

Kyrie Irving finished with 27 points and 11 assists and Cam Thomas added 20 points for Brooklyn. The losing streak is the longest since the Nets lost seven straight times from Dec. 26, 2019, to Jan. 7, 2020.