It’s not a secret that the Denver Nuggets need Nikola Jokic on the floor.
They’ve built a solid squad and have a plethora of talent around him, so they could win multiple games without him but not an NBA championship.
Notably, coach Mike Malone may have just realized this, as he recently claimed that he cracked the code as to how to win this series.
Michael Malone might've figured out the series-winning formula 😅 pic.twitter.com/7SrPE9hVA4
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 8, 2023
The Nuggets coach jokingly said that the winning formula was to have Jokic on the floor for the entire second half, stating that he may not give him a second of rest in the second half for the remainder of the series.
Jokic was on the floor for a whopping 44 minutes, resting just four minutes in the whole contest.
He was spectacular in his time on the court, torching the Miami Heat’s defense for 32 points, 21 rebounds, 10 assists, two blocks, and one three-pointer on 12/21 from the floor.
Jokic has established himself as the most unique offensive force in the league.
He’s the ultimate triple-threat player, as he can shoot from all three levels, drive, or kick it out to an open teammate with his elite passing skills.
There’s a chance someone might eventually figure out how to stop him, but that may not happen in the next couple of games.
The Nuggets are just two wins away from winning their first championship in franchise history.
It’s been a physically exhausting season, but Jokic and company will have plenty of time to relax and restore their bodies once they finish the job.NEXT: The Nuggets Have History On Their Side After Game 3 Win