March 8, 2018, 2:23 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic bounced back from Tuesday’s fourth quarter benching with 36 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and two threes on 12-of-14 shooting (10-of-11 FTs) on Wednesday against the Cavs.
Jokic looked like crap on Tuesday and Michael Malone benched him to send a message and it was the smart thing to do. He was aggressive and more engaged on defense than he was against the Mavs, as he just stood and watched them launch threes in the loss. The heat on Malone is quite the litmus test these days.