After missing four games with a right wrist sprain, Denver Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic returned from injury Monday, in time for a nationally televised matchup with the Miami Heat on NBA TV.
And apparently, he did so at full strength: Jokic started and played 32 minutes, leading the Nuggets in a 120-111 rout that wasn’t as close as the final margin. The reigning Kia MVP posted 24 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists, shooting 9-for-14 from the field, including 1-for-2 from 3 and 5-for-6 at the line.
The wait is over 🃏 pic.twitter.com/my15qcq6mB
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) November 29, 2021
That felt really, really good 😁#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/dhTtiHi4gz
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) November 30, 2021
Jokic entered the game averaging 26.4 points, 13.6 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.2 steals across 14 games.
The Nuggets (10-10) snapped a 6-game losing streak.