Jokic dominates with 39 points as Nuggets beat Bulls 118-112

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Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr., center, fights for the ball with Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr., left, forward Will Barton, back, and center Nikola Jokic, (15), during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 1, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Jokic dominated with 39 points and 14 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Chicago Bulls 118-112.

The three-time All-Star scored 17 in the fourth quarter to help the Nuggets come away with the win after blowing a 15-point lead. Jokic also finished with nine assists, just missing his 50th career triple-double.

Jamal Murray scored 24. Michael Porter Jr. added 17 points and 15 rebounds, and the Nuggets won for the third time in four games.

All-Star Zach LaVine led Chicago with 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Coby White added 20 points and 10 rebounds.

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