Serbia player Nikola Jokic

who hasn’t touched the ball during the entire revised season, got Triple-double

The NBA opening game finally came.  This was the first game for the defending champion Denver Nuggets and the LA Lakers.

The Nuggets performed very well during the first quarter, the star center Nikola Jokic scored 29 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.  

Also, the star point guard Jamal Murray scored 21 points.  The game ended with 119-107, the Nuggets got 12 points ahead of the Lakers and won the game. 

The Nuggets won the first NBA championship last season in 2022.  

After getting the NBA championship ring in the opening game, the MVP center Nikola Jokic started the game. 

They led the game with 34-20 in the first quarter and he scored the highest 19 points in the first half. 

For the Lakers, Anthony Davis performed the best with scoring 17 points in the first and second quarters. It seemed that they could win the game. 

The star LeBron James, who is 38 years old, scored 10 points in total.

The Lakers caught up with the points in the second half.  Christian Wood slammed dunk and caught up with only 3 points behind.

However, the Nuggets’ Aaron Gordon kept on scoring points on the outside and led the game. 

In the end, the points gap returned to double digits and the Lakers were unable to reverse the situation.

It is worth mentioning that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also joined the game and scored 20 points. 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was one of the fixed players of the Lakers from season 17 to 22. 

During 2020 and 2023, the Lakers and the Nuggets won twice as NBA champions respectively.

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