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Kings Under Review: Harrison Barnes' big game not enough to overcome Nuggets originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com Just off the mark. The Sacramento Kings blew a first half lead and couldn't come up with the big shot they needed to upset the high-powered Nuggets. Paul Millsap hit the Kings hard in the post.
Nikola Jokic tipped in a basket with less than a second remaining, Isaiah Thomas hit two big 3-pointers in his long-awaited Denver debut and the Nuggets held off the Sacramento Kings 120-118 on Wednesday night. Jokic finished with 20 points, 18 rebounds and 11 assists for his 28th career triple-double, and Paul Millsap matched a season high with 25 points as Denver overcame a 17-point first-half deficit. Down six late, the Kings tied it on Buddy Hield's layup with 15.1 seconds.
The Denver Nuggets have persevered through the first 56 games this season, spending time atop the Western Conference despite numerous injuries to key rotation players. Paul Millsap, Gary Harris, Will Barton and Jamal Murray have all missed chunks of time with injuries, yet the Nuggets (38-18) are in first place in the Northwest Division and off to their best start in their NBA history. Now, Denver is in position to come back stronger after the break and challenge Golden State, 2 1/2 games ahead entering Tuesday, for the top seed in the Western Conference.
Denver forward Paul Millsap is missing Monday night's game at Detroit because of right ankle soreness.
Denver forward Paul Millsap is missing Monday night's game at Detroit because of right ankle soreness. Gary Harris is also out with a right adductor strain, and Jamal Murray is out with a left ankle sprain. The Nuggets have won six straight and are tied with Golden State for the top spot in the Western Conference.