Jokic Returns to Nuggets in New Orleans After 2-Game Absence
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Nikola Jokic was back in Denver's starting lineup Tuesday night against New Orleans after missing the Nuggets' previous two games because of tightness in his left hamstring.
The 7-foot center from Serbia is a two-time NBA MVP. He's averaging 25.1 points, 11 rebounds and 9.9 assists this season.
His return comes against a Pelicans squad missing two if its top offensive players in Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram.
Pelicans coach Willie Green said before tipoff that if Jokic returned, it would complicate his game plan.
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