Nets edge Nuggets

Manila Bulletin - - Travel Special -

DEN­VER (AP) — Caris LeVert hit a floater in the lane with 0.3 sec­onds left and the Brook­lyn Nets scored the last six points to beat the Den­ver Nuggets 112-110 on Fri­day night.

The Nets over­came a big bounce­back night from Den­ver's Nikola Jo­kic to win their third straight. In an of­fen­sive funk for the last four games, Jo­kic had a sea­son-high 37 points and tied his ca­reer best with 21 re­bounds.

It wasn't enough to pre­vent Den­ver's first home loss of the sea­son.

Jo­kic took only one shot Wed­nes­day night in a loss to Mem­phis, a 3-pointer in the fi­nal sec­onds that would have given Den­ver the win. He took only 18 shots in the first four games of Novem­ber but topped that be­fore the end of the third quar­ter.

He had 11 points in the first quar­ter and a dou­ble-dou­ble with 20 points and 12 re­bounds at half­time.

Den­ver ap­peared to take con­trol af­ter Jo­kic blocked Jar­rett Allen, grabbed the re­bound and fed Ma­lik Beasley for a layup and a 108-106 lead with 1:23 left. Af­ter a Brook­lyn miss, Paul Mill­sap's two free throws made it a four-point game.

The Nets tied it with 29 sec­onds left and Jo­kic was called for trav­el­ing with 22 sec­onds left.

LeVert got the ball up top and was blan­keted by Gary Har­ris. He broke through the tight de­fense to get into the lane and hit a soft lob to give Brook­lyn the win.

D'An­gelo Rus­sell led the Nets with 23 points, and Allen had 18.

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