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Jokic hits second late winner in as many games

Nikola Jokic hit a fadeaway jumper with 2.4 seconds left to give the Denver Nuggets a 100-98 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday — just two days after hitting another game-winner to beat the 76ers.

On Friday, the Nuggets’ All-NBA center hit a 20-foot jumper over Sixers’ guard Josh Richardson‘s hand to put Denver up 98-97 with 1.2 seconds left.

Sunday’s winner came from 15 feet, but was just as contested — and both makes had Jokic’s patented high arc.

Jokic finished Sunday’s contest with 20 points, six rebounds and seven assists to help Denver win its fourth straight game.

Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray left the game early in the third quarter with left foot soreness but later returned. Backup guard Malik Beasley left with an illness after playing five scoreless minutes.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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