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Jokic scores 31, Nuggets pull away from Wizards 118-104

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Posted at 9:48 PM, Mar 22, 2023

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 31 points and 12 rebounds as the Denver Nuggets shook off a slow start and beat the short-handed Washington Wizards 118-104.

Michael Porder Jr. added 21 points and Jamal Murray had 17 for Western Conference-leading Denver.

The Nuggets went 15 of 32 from beyond the arc and finished a season-high five-game trip with three wins. Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points for the Wizards, who were without three-time All-Star guard Bradley Beal due to left knee soreness.

Deni Avdija added 16 points in Washington's fourth straight loss.