The Toronto Raptors did a decent job on an "awesome" Nikola Jokic in Monday's loss to the Denver Nuggets, says head coach Nick Nurse.
Nikola Jokic's standout performance in the Denver Nuggets' beating of Toronto Raptors earned praise from coach Michael Malone.
Nikola Jokic led the Denver Nuggets past the high-flying Toronto Raptors 106-103 in NBA action on Monday.
Howard made his debut in Washington after missing the team's first seven games with a buttocks injury, but OKC spoiled all of his fun.
In his official home bow, LeBron James and the LA Lakers were beaten by the Houston Rockets 124-115.
The Lakers' biggest star made his Los Angeles debut Saturday against Houston.
The team announced Monday center Nikola Jokic and guard Will Barton both agreed to terms on new deals.
Chris Paul is staying in Houston, while Kevin Durant and Paul George have reportedly committed to the Warriors and Thunder respectively.
Jokic, 23, will have his team option declined by Denver, allowing him to sign a maximum contract as a restricted free agent next season.
The Houston Rockets won their 16th successive game with a 122-112 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.