Nikola Jokic's decision making is akin to that of NFL great Tom Brady, according to his Denver Nuggets team-mate Paul Millsap.
After getting blown out in Game 1, The Philadelphia 76ers came away with a 94-89 win over the Toronto Raptors in the NBA playoffs on Monday.
The Denver Nuggets had to work hard to clear their first hurdle - next up they face Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.
The matchup between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers should be an interesting Western Conference semifinal series.
Toronto eased to a 108-95 victory in Saturday's opener against Philadelphia thanks to Kawhi Leonard's 45 points and 11 rebounds.
The Western Conference first-round series between the San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets will be decided by a seventh and final game.
The Spurs took control with a 17-2 run to open the fourth quarter and cruised from there.
DeMar DeRozan eventually led the San Antonio Spurs to a narrow win over the Dallas Mavericks.
The Mavericks cut their deficit to as little as three points, but couldn't stop the streaking Spurs, who won their sixth straight game.
Jayson Tatum converted the stunning long-range three to trump Atlanta Hawks youngster Trae Young in Charlotte on Saturday.