April 18, 2019, 11:35 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting while adding eight rebounds, seven assists and three 3-pointers in Game 3 on Thursday.
Jokic was the only Nuggets starter that played up to par and as a result they were handed a double-digit loss. He dealt with some early foul trouble and although he's been solid on the offensive end, the Spurs are relentlessly attacking him on defense. San Antonio's guards are constantly putting him in pick-and-roll situations and he's freezing up when having to guard DeMar DeRozan and helped paved the way to Derrick White netting a career-high 36 points. Obviously you have to play Jokic as he's the best player on the team, but they're going to have to figure out what to do defensively if they're going to take back control of this series.