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Jokic's late 3 lifts Nuggets past Magic 119-116

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Posted at 9:28 AM, Jan 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-16 11:28:42-05

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining, capping his 12th triple-double of the season, and the Denver Nuggets won their 13th in a row at home by beating the Orlando Magic 119-116.

Jokic connected from the top of the key, stepping back to get the shot away over Franz Wagner to finish with 17 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds.

It was his 88th career triple-double.

Aaron Gordon led the Nuggets with 25 points, including a pair of free throws that gave the Nuggets a 116-115 lead with 16.8 seconds remaining.

Jamal Murray added 18 points.Markelle Fultz had 20 points to lead the Magic.