Jokic decisive. Nikola Jokic, double MVP (2021, 2022), did the job to allow his Denver Nuggets team to beat the Spurs. The Serbian, double MVP, scored 31 points with 68.4% shooting success (13/19). The Denver Nuggets signed their fifth success in a row. “Retaining this first place is a big challenge for us,” said Christian Braun, who replaced Jokic in the final minutes. “Since the All-Star Game, we have had good momentum,” added the player from a franchise that has only lost one of its last twelve games since the All-Star Game.

Without being sparkling, the young French phenomenon Victor Wembanyama scored 17 points at 4/12 on shots including 1/5 at three points, took nine rebounds, distilled two assists, managed two interceptions and three blocks, performances a little below of its standards. But Wemby has compiled 76 interceptions and 200 blocks since the start of the season. This is more than all the players who have won the title of defender of the year since 2011. increase the bill.

Williamson shines with the Pelicans. Zion Williamson shone with the New Orleans Pelicans, who won against the LA Clippers (112-104), deprived of James Harden, injured. The star power forward of the Pelicans scored 34 points on 14/21 shots (67% success), adding to his score sheet seven rebounds, four assists and three interceptions. With this victory, the Pelicans (6th) are getting closer to the Clippers (6th) in the standings in the Western Conference.

The Miami Heat, with six players with more than ten points, beat the Detroit Pistons 108 to 95, to climb to 7th place in the Eastern Conference.