The Denver Nuggets defeated the Golden State Warriors 126-121 on Sunday to avoid elimination from the playoffs. Nikola Jokic was the best player on the court and led the way with 37 points and 8 rebounds. 

Jokic’s Performance. 

“We didn’t deserve to get swept even though the odds are all against us,” Jokic said postgame. “But you know, we’ve really freaked the odds a couple times. So, why not?”

Monte Morris and Aaron Gordon also provided major contributions with 24 and 21 points, respectively. Jokic was almost unplayable for most of the night, his ability to handle and pass the ball caused problems. He continued to be a presence inside and his excellent finishing at the rim gave the Denver Nuggets an edge. Denver shot their way to victory here. They hit 56.2 percent of their shots and made 15 threes. They got to the line 36 times and put it on the Warriors physically. Denver got big performances from Gordon and Morris. Bones Hyland popped off the bench with 15 points and seven assists.

For the Warriors. Stephen Curry led Golden State with 33 points off the bench in the loss. Golden State now leads the series 3-1. The teams will head to San Francisco for Game 5 on Wednesday. The Warriors will not be overly concerned however.

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They still have the vastly superior roster and will be playing game 5 in front of their home crowd. They fouled a lot more in game 4 and turned them all over multiple times. An area of the game they will need to improve on. Steph Curry is expected to return to the starting line up after playing 37 minutes in last night’s loss.

Elsewhere Miami Heat defeated the Atlanta Hawks 110-86 to take a 3-1 lead thanks to 36 points from Jimmy Butler. In the Night’s final matchup, Phoenix lost to the Pelicans 103-118 to even up the series at 2-2.