the serbian Nikola Jokicwith a triple double of 41 points, 15 rebounds and 15 assists, and Aaron Gordon, with 28 points and a dunk as powerful as it was decisive in overtime, gave the Denver Nuggetsthe former team of Facundo Campazzoa win for 128-125 before the phoenix suns.
Jokic sealed the 83rd triple double of his NBA careernumbers never recorded by a center in league history, and his Nuggets took the sole lead in the West (21-11) after an epic match.
At Jokic’s party, who exhibited all the power that led him to be the MVP of the last two seasons, Gordon sneaked in with seven dunks and a play that will remain, at least, in the history of NBA Christmas programs. With the Nuggets leading 124-123 in overtime, he hit a powerful one-handed dunk off Landry Shamet, including a foul.. He hung for a fraction of a second from the hoop and miraculously avoided falling on top of his rival, who ended up lying on the ground. It was a real explosion that caused the madness of the Pepsi Center in Denver.
The referees reviewed the play for a possible offensive foul, but ended up validating the double, with a free kick included. Gordon finished with a double double of 28 points, 13 rebounds and two assists. in some Nuggets in which Jamal Murray contributed 26 points, with five rebounds and five assists. Murray also participated in the dunk festival, hitting a spectacular one with five seconds left to equalize the game and force the extra time. A 3-point exchange between Caldwell Pope and Shamet then opened up, before, with the Nuggets leading 124-123, Gordon sealed the most spectacular play of the day. It was his seventh mate -as the Spanish say- of the night and number 85 of the year. He is the third player with the most dunks this season.
A jump shot by Chris Paul restored hope to the Suns, who also had possession of the possible tie, not to deny the rim a three-point attempt from Shamet. Shamet himself was the top scorer for the Suns, with 31 and seven triples, on a night in which the Arizonans lost due to a relapse of his pubic injury to Devin Booker.
Denver Nuggets – 26-12-2022
Aaron Gordon and the dunk that the entire NBA is talking about
The rest of the Christmas parties
In the other games played in the Christmas program, the Philadelphia 76ers added their eighth consecutive victory, beating the New York Knicks 119-112 led by 35 points from Joel Embiid and 29 from James Harden.
The Dallas Mavericks, on the day of the inauguration of the statue of the German Dirk Nowitzki outside the American Airlines Center, defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 124-115 with 32 points, nine rebounds and nine assists from the Slovenian Luka Doncic.
The Boston Celtics triumphed 139-118 against the Milwaukee Bucks, pushed by their stellar duo formed by Jayson Tatum (41 points) and Jalen Brown (29).
The Golden State Warriors showed their faces and triumphed 123-109 against the Memphis Grizzlies with 32 points from Jordan Poole, 24 from Klay Thompson and with a double-double of 13 rebounds and 13 assists, to which he added three points, the result of a triple.
.2. Milwaukee Bucks 22-11
.3. Cleveland Cavaliers 22-12
.5. Philadelphia 76ers 20-12
.6. New York Knicks 18-16
10. Toronto Raptors 15-18
12.Washington Wizards 13-21
14. Charlotte Hornets 9-24
.2. New Orleans Pelicans 20-12
.3. Memphis Grizzlies 20-12
.6. Sacramento Kings 17-14
.8. Dallas Mavericks 18-16
.9. Portland Trail Blazers
10. Minnesota Timberwolves 16-17
11. Golden State Warriors 16-18
12. Oklahoma City Thunder 14-19
14. San Antonio Spurs 10-22
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The dunk that the entire NBA is talking about