Nikola Jokic’s dunk over LeBron James went viral in the Lakers-Nuggets game

On Saturday night, the Denver Nuggets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by a score of 114-103 to win Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

The Nuggets controlled the second half after a strong third quarter in which they outscored Los Angeles by 14 points.

Two-time MVP Nikola Jokic finished his night with 32 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and two steals while shooting 15/23 from the field and 1/3 from three-point range in 39 minutes of playing time.

At the end of the fourth quarter (with one minute left), Jokic had a huge one dunk that he was able to finish despite LeBron James attempting to defend the rim.

The highlight received many views on social media.

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In addition to Jokic’s excellent performance, Jamal Murray also scored 22 points, six rebounds, ten assists and one block while shooting 9/24 from the field and 4/9 from three-point range in 39 minutes of playing time.


April 20, 2024; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) reacts during the fourth

As for the Lakers, they have now lost their last nine games to the Nuggets dating back to the 2022-2023 regular season.

Anthony Davis led the team with 32 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and four blocks while shooting 12/23 from the field in 45 minutes of playing time.


Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) looks on

As for James, he finished with 27 points, six rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block while shooting 10/16 from the field in 41 minutes of playing time.

Game 2 of the series takes place Monday in Denver.