Nikola Jokic limps to the bench in Game 4
Nikola Jokic briefly exited Game 4 of the Denver Nuggets’ Western Conference semifinals series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday due to what appeared to be a foot or leg injury.
Jokic was seen limping after Gary Harris’ layup to put Denver up 109-104 with 1:03 left in the game. He went to the bench and was treated as Torrey Craig replaced him in the lineup.
No idea what happened to Jokic… But I'm just gonna blame it on all the minutes he's played. lol pic.twitter.com/SatpW4I4fr
— 69 (@ftbeard_17) May 6, 2019
Jokic went back into the game but was in and out over the final minute due to defensive substitutions.
His status will be something to watch for the rest of the series. Between playing 65 minutes in the four-overtime game on Friday and this, his endurance and strength is being tested.