The Joker delivers. With the dismantling of the Golden State Warriors dynasty, the Denver Nuggets have emerged as a legitimate contender out West. Off to a 5-2 start to the season, the Nuggets and their unquestioned leader and MVP candidate faced another squad with title aspirations in the Philadelphia 76ers, winning in the final seconds thanks to Nikola Jokic.
While Denver's initial attempt didn't go according to plan, the subsequent kick-out gave Jokic an opportunity to send fans at the Pepsi Center home happy, and he delivered.
Jokic entered the contest averaging just a tick under 15 points-per-contest, but a 26 point, 11 board performance against fellow big man Joel Embiid ought to wake up a sleeping giant.