NBA Game Notes (Nov. 8, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on November 8, 2023.
Nuggets Extend Hot Start
Nikola Jokic compiled 35 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, and three steals as the Denver Nuggets edged the Golden State Warriors 108-105. The Nuggets improved to 8-1 on the season, matching the best nine-game start in franchise history.
Jokic has recorded at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in each of his nine games this season. The last player to start a season with at least nine straight 20-point, 10-rebound games was Kevin Garnett in 2004-05.
Jokic shot 14-25 from the floor, although he hit just one of his eight 3-point attempts. Jokic has recorded at least 25 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists with 55% shooting from the field in each of his last four games. The last player to record at least four such games in a row was Larry Bird in January 1982 (five in a row).
The Nuggets’ Reggie Jackson started at point guard in place of the injured Jamal Murray, who will miss the remainder of the month with a hamstring injury. Jackson scored 20 points, dished out a team-high six assists, and did not commit a turnover.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 23 points, but made just six of his 17 shots from the field (all of his makes were 3-pointers). Curry has made at least four 3-pointers in each of his nine games this season, the longest such streak to start a season in NBA history. He’s also the oldest player to open a season with nine straight 20-point games.
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