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Nuggets' Nikola Jokic (wrist) misses game vs. Trail Blazers

The reigning MVP sat out for a 3rd straight game for the Nuggets because of a right wrist sprain.

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Nikola Jokic will miss his 3rd straight game on Tuesday vs. Trail Blazers because of a right wrist sprain.

Nikola Jokic did not play in Tuesday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers due to a right wrist sprain, the team announced. Jokic, who has missed the last two games dealing with the wrist injury, took to the court in Portland for warmups but was later ruled out.

The Blazers won the game, 119-100, behind a 32-point performance from CJ McCollum. Jeff Green led Denver with 24 points, which was dominated 28-2 in fast-break points and struggled with turnovers as well, notching 19 of them.

Game Recap: Trail Blazers 119, Nuggets 100

The Nuggets were coming off a 29-point loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday and have come up short in their last four matchups.

The reigning MVP is averaging 26.4 points, 13.6 rebounds and 6.4 assists for Denver this season. He’s one triple-double shy from passing Larry Bird for eighth-most of all-time.