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Denver Nuggets (34-18)


Tue. 5/11 Thu. 5/13 Fri. 5/14 Sun. 5/16
@ Cha 
W 117-112
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@ Min 
W 114-103
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@ Det 
W 104-91
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@ Por 
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Howard, Jokic lead Nuggets past Pistons 104-91

DETROIT (AP) Markus Howard scored a career-high 20 points, Nikola Jokic had a triple-double and the Denver Nuggets moved closer to a higher playoff seed with a 104-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

Jokic had 20 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists for Denver (47-24). The Nuggets improved to 3-0 on a four-game road trip that finishes the regular season.

"We were going to control Nikola's minutes - we wanted to get some quality minutes, but not push him into the 30s - and he ended up with a triple-double," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. "We'll talk tomorrow about what he'll do on Sunday in Portland."

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Leaders
Points: Nikola Jokic26.4
Rebounds: Nikola Jokic10.9
Assists: Nikola Jokic8.4
FG%: Nikola Jokic56.7%
Steals: Jamal Murray1.33
Blocks: JaVale McGee1.16
Defense (Rank)
Points: 109.8 (9)
Rebounds: 41.1 (2)
Assists: 25.9 (23)
FG%: 46.8% (17)
FT%: 77.2% (8)
3P%: 36.2% (11)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 115.0 (7)
Rebounds: 44.6 (12)
Assists: 26.9 (5)
FG%: 48.5% (4)
FT%: 80.2% (7)
3P%: 37.6% (8)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Utah 51 20 .718 --
x-Denver 47 24 .662 4.0
Portland 41 30 .577 10.0
Minnesota 22 48 .314 28.5
Oklahoma City 21 50 .296 30.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/30/2021 Austin Rivers Signed for the Rest of the Season
4/20/2021 Austin Rivers Signed to 10-Day Contract
4/9/2021 Shaquille Harrison Signed as Free Agent Two-way contract
4/9/2021 Greg Whittington Waived
4/8/2021 Gary Clark Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/24/2021 Will Barton Strained right hamstring
4/13/2021 Jamal Murray Left knee
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