Caris LeVert hit a jumper within the lane with not up to a 2nd left, and the Nets rallied to overcome the host Denver Nuggets, 112-110, on Friday night time.
Left with Zero.Three seconds, the Nuggets were given a Three-point try on the buzzer from Malik Beasley, however it ignored.
LeVert completed with 17 issues, D’Angelo Russell had 23 and Jarrett Allen scored 18 for the Nets, who’ve received 3 in a row and 4 of 5.
Nikola Jokic broke out of a funk to attain a season-high 37 and tied a profession excessive with 21 rebounds, however Denver misplaced its first house sport of the season after successful the primary six.
LeVert were given the danger to win it when Jokic traveled with 22.1 seconds left. LeVert fought off tight protection by way of Gary Harris, were given into the lane and hit a floater to win it.
The Nets scored the remaining 6 issues of the sport and were given again to .500 at 6-6.
It used to be tied at 106-106 when Jokic blocked Allen’s shot, grabbed the rebound after which delivered to ball up the ground. He fed Beasley with a look-away cross, and Beasley laid it in to make it 108-106 with 1 minute 23 seconds left.
After Allen ignored a brief hook, Paul Millsap dunked to present Denver a Four-point lead, its greatest of the night time. The Nets tied it once more at 110-110 on Allen’s dunk with 29 seconds left.
Jokic, who entered averaging simply Four.2 pictures according to sport for the reason that get started of November, used to be competitive from the beginning. He hit all 5 of his box objectives within the first quarter and had a double-double by way of halftime with 20 issues and 12 rebounds.
His 12 shot makes an attempt within the first part just about matched his general for the former 3 video games (13).
Denver trailed by way of up to 14 however were given again into the sport with an Eight-Zero run early within the 3rd quarter. Murray hit two loose throws with five:15 left within the duration to tie the sport for the primary time and Jokic’s tip with Three:34 left gave the Nuggets their first lead at 68-67.
Denver driven the result in Three, however the Nets closed out the quarter on an 11-2 run, capped by way of Spencer Dinwiddie’s halfcourt buzzer beater.