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Victor Wembanyama flirts with quadruple-double in narrow Nuggets win

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One player is making Denver’s potential season sweep of the lowly Spurs feel almost as difficult as it was to sweep the mighty Lakers and Warriors.

Already looking like one of the league’s best players in the twilight of his rookie season, Victor Wembanyama flirted with a quadruple-double Monday night while the Nuggets struggled to deliver San Antonio a decisive blow. But Nikola Jokic was relentless in his efforts to solve the Wembanyama puzzle, amassing 42 points and 16 rebounds in a 110-105 win.

Michael Porter Jr. sank the game-winning three with 26.7 seconds remaining on an assist from Christian Braun.

The Nuggets (53-23) still must go through San Antonio one more time in their penultimate game as they battle for the top seed in the Western Conference. Joel Embiid did Denver a…

Bennett Durando

2024-04-02 21:55:40

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