November 7, 2018, 11:12 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic was bottled up in Wednesday's road loss to the Grizzlies, missing his only shot of the game and finishing with four points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals, six turnovers and five fouls in 26 minutes.
Jokic picked up his fifth foul before the halfway mark of the third quarter on a frustrating night. The Grizzlies brought some great defensive intensity tonight and through all of Denver's struggles, Jokic's one and only shot of the night was a potential game-winner in the closing seconds. There's no real need to worry despite a recent dip — this isn't a repeat of last season's early struggles — and owners can expect a big bounce-back performance from Jokic soon.