DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 30 of his 46 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and the Denver Nuggets rallied after squandering an early 21-point lead to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 138-130 on Sunday night.
Jokic hit two free throws to tie it with 3.2 second remaining in regulation and then knocked in a momentum-swinging 3-pointer with 1:30 left in OT.
His big night led to an improbable win in which coach Michael Malone was ejected late in the third quarter, the team completely unraveling and then regrouping down the stretch.
Jokic also had 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his league-leading 17th triple-double of the season.
Brandon Ingram had 38 points for New Orleans.