NBA Finals 2023: Stats show Nuggets playoff losing record when Jokic scores 40+ points
It seems that Nikola Jokic could bring bad luck to the Nuggets when he scores 40 points or more, the stats don't lie, they must prevent him from scoring too many points in the Finals. Check here the losing record.
It was a little over 2,700+ days since the Miami Heat hadn’t won a game in Denver, but Butler and company didn’t let the Nuggets take a 2-0 lead and they won the game 111-108 over the home team.
It’s obvious the Nuggets have an almost addictive dependency on Nikola Jokic, without him it’s unlikely they’ll win the NBA Finals or even go far in the regular season.
The problem is that when Jokic has a magical night things tend to go wrong for the Nuggets, especially when he scores more than forty points.
How many playoff games have the Nuggets lost when Jokic scores 40+ points?
So far the Denver Nuggets have a playoff losing record of 0-4 in games where Nikola Jokic has scored 40+ points, three of those games were in 2023 and one in 2019.
It seems that the Nuggets should prevent Jokic from scoring 40 points or more since that could bring bad luck, his teammates tend to relax and think ‘he already did all the work, we are going to win this game’.
BA in Statistics. More than a decade writing about sports, especially football, baseball, soccer and basketball. Richard's focus at Bolavip US from 2021 is everything that revolves around American Sports and its stars.