Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic slated for MRI on injured hip

NBA.com Staff

Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is slated for an MRI on Friday after suffering a strained left hip late in Thursday’s 127-120 victory over the Suns.

Jokic totaled 29 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and two blocks before leaving with 1:47 remaining.

Jokic, 21, is in the midst of a breakout season in his second campaign with the Nuggets, averaging 15.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. He’s been particularly effective of late with 17 double-doubles in his past 25 outings.