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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.

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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.

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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.