Nikola Jokic Buzzer-Beater Stuns Luka Doncic, Mavs as Nuggets Win 100-99

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic, left, looks to pass the ball as Denver Nuggets guards Gary Harris and Will Barton defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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Anything you can do, I can do better.

That is what Nikola Jokic had to say to Luka Doncic after he drilled a buzzer beater to give the Denver Nuggets a 100-99 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday at the Pepsi Center. Doncic powered his way to the rim and threw down an and-one dunk over multiple defenders to give his team the lead on the penultimate possession, but he missed the free throw and left the door open for Jokic.

The All-Star big man went straight through it with his off-balance winner.

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Denver is now 29-6 at home this season after overcoming a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter, while the Mavericks fell to an abysmal 6-28 on the road. Dallas is also 1-12 in its last 13 games and has lost seven straight.

Jokic finished with 11 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists, while Doncic countered at 24 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Paul Millsap led all scorers with 33 points and eight rebounds.

            

What’s Next?

Both teams are home Saturday, with the Nuggets facing the Indiana Pacers and the Mavericks playing the Cleveland Cavaliers.

            

This article will be updated to provide more information soon.

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March 14, 2019 at 10:14PM

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