Nikola Jokic and Denver Nagetsi lost the masters of the semifinals of the Portland Western Conference, and after that match our young ace went through a completely open analysis of the teammates.
And not just anyone, but Pola Milsap, who had been a member of the Olsarians four times before reaching the Colorado in 2017, becoming a team player at the Serbian center.
Nikola Jokic, after Denver lost to the Portland Master in the semifinals of the Western Conference, did something in the dressing room that nobody expected.
Asked what he thinks about the information that the coach of Nagets, Michael Malon, has revealed that in the locker room Jokic took the blame for the elimination of the NBA play-off, Milsap first responded like this:
"You know, he is our best player and if you are the best player, you should sometimes be able to deal with defeats, just like victories." I have learned it over the years … But the blame is not there We are all responsible for this outcome, both players and professional staff, we can all be better to get to an even higher level, "said the 34 year old.
Almost in the breath he spoke of an unfulfilled desire to measure his strength with the defending champion, Golden State, in the final "West":
"It didn't happen now (what we wanted), so we have to remove the cap from them (Portland), they played better, but we have to remove the cap and the Denver team." We will not allow this game to be marked for the entire season, "Misap said.
The continuation of his analysis of Jokic was more detailed and stronger after being asked what he thought of the Serbian center "for which many have never heard" and now "he played how he played in the play":
"It was a great debut. He appeared in this play as if he had already been in the playoffs, as if he had already done so. I know this is his first NBA playback, and again – they all expected something special from him. And then he went to the parquet floor and killed this playoff, man! The incredible work … "concluded an experienced 34-year-old.
And Nikola Jokic was really impressive.
In the playoffs of the NBA, he played 14 games, seven for San Antonio and Portland, and for an average of just over 41 minutes after the game, he contributed to Denver with a whopping 25.1 points, 13 rebounds and 8.4 assists after the match. Maltene trip-dabl average of this debutante from Sombor.
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