Before nan matchup betwixt nan Pistons and Nuggets could moreover get to halftime connected Monday night, Denver coach Mike Malone and Nikola Jokic were successful nan locker room. Here’s what you request to know:
- Malone was ejected pinch 1:21 near successful nan first quarter. Jokic was ejected pinch 1:22 near successful nan 2nd quarter.
- Both picked up 2 technicals from complaining to officials astir deficiency of foul calls astatine various points successful nan first half.
- The Nuggets, nan defending NBA champions, sprout nan 2nd fewest free-throw attempts successful nan NBA.
- Jokic played 15 minutes and added 9 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists earlier getting ejected.
This communicative will beryllium updated.
- Nikola Jokić is ‘in a bully place’ and that’s bully news for Nuggets’ title defense
- Nuggets commencement beardown acknowledgment to attraction connected future, not past: ‘No title hangover’
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James L. Edwards III is simply a unit writer for The Athletic covering nan Detroit Pistons. Previously, he was a newsman for nan Lansing State Journal, wherever he covered Michigan State and precocious schoolhouse sports. Follow James L. connected Twitter @JLEdwardsIII