NBA: Nikola Jokic triple-double helps Denver Nuggets beat Atlanta Hawks

Nikola Jokic’s impressive performance led the Denver Nuggets to a 142-110 victory against the Atlanta Hawks, allowing them to take the top spot in the Western Conference. Jokic recorded his 25th triple-double of the season, with 19 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists. His teammate, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, scored a game-high 24 points. The return of Jamal Murray from injury was also a significant factor, as he contributed 16 points to the win.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers secured their ninth win in ten games, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-97. D’Angelo Russell led the Lakers with 28 points, while LeBron James and Anthony Davis both recorded double-doubles, helping the team move up to eighth place in the Western Conference. The Lakers’ win included a 19-0 run in the third quarter.

In another game, Joel Embiid led the Philadelphia 76ers to a 116-96 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, scoring 30 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in just 23 minutes on the court. Embiid, the NBA’s most valuable player last season, recently returned after a lengthy injury and continues to impress with his performances.

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