"Again?" the Denver Nuggets' coach asked facetiously. "Making a habit of this. Must be stat-padding."
Malone's sarcastic response was directed at Jokic's detractors. The two-time MVP, though, isn't worried about critics or stats. He cares only about wins, and he has his team one win away from returning to the Western Conference finals.
Jokic delivered 29 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists and two blocks to help Denver crush the Phoenix Suns 118-102 in Game 5 on Tuesday night at Ball Arena.