On March 10, the NBA regular season continued, and the Nuggets defeated the Kings 106-100 on the road.
The Nuggets won four straight, Jokic 38 points, 18 rebounds and 7 assists, Monte Morris 20 points, Gordon 11 points and 5 rebounds.
Kings three-game losing streak, Forbes 32 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists, Barnes 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists, Lyles 14 points and 9 rebounds.
At the beginning of the first quarter of the game, the two teams alternately took the lead and clenched the score. Jokic scored 10 points for the Nuggets’ first 5 sports goals at the beginning. Barnes, Fox and Lyles led the Kings to take a slight lead with three consecutive three-pointers. Hyland made a three-pointer with Button and Jokic made a 2+1 and Morris three-pointer, and the Nuggets gradually took a 24-17 lead. The King chased 6 points in a row, and the Nuggets responded with a wave of 8-4 offensive to take a 5-point lead. In the 2 minutes after the first quarter, the two teams only scored 2 points, and the Nuggets led the Kings 32-29 in the first quarter. Jokic scored 15+6+3 in 6 of 8, and Lyles scored 11 points in 5 of 6.
In the first 2 minutes of the second quarter, the two teams only scored 2 points with a steal and layup. The Kings chased 4 points in a row. Cousins made two three-pointers with a hook and Forbes. Jamaicao Green made two free throws. Deng continued to score, and the Nuggets extended their 47-33 lead by 14 points. Lyles made two free throws, the Nuggets scored another 4 points and led by 15 points, Mitchell made a three-pointer and Jokic 2+1, Fox made a mid-range shot and Gordon dunked. Morris scored an 18-point advantage with a three-pointer. The Kings responded with a 10-4 offensive to chase points. The Nuggets led the Kings 63-51 in the first half. In the first two saves, Kic scored 10 of 15 points with 24+10+5 and Morris 11 points, Lyles 14 points and Fox 13 points.
Changing sides to fight again, Nuggets coach Malone ate a T at halftime, Barnes missed a free throw, the King chased 5 points in a row, and Little Rivers responded with a three-pointer. Fox made a layup, the Nuggets scored 4 points in a row to gain a 12-point advantage, the Kings chased the points with a 7-2 offensive, and Jokic hit inside. Fox and Barnes led a wave of 8-2 offensive to approach the score, Fox took a T and sent Jokic a free throw, and Cousins gained a 7-point advantage with a three-pointer. The King chased 4 more points, and the Nuggets led the King 80-77 at the end of the three quarters. The first three saves Kic 31+14+6 and Morris 13 points, Fox 22 points and 7 assists lead the Kings to score in double figures.
At the beginning of the final quarter, Cousins got his fifth foul, the Nuggets expanded their advantage with a wave of 7-3 offensive, and the Kings overtook a 10-2 offensive with three consecutive three-pointers. Jokic made a mid-range shot, Fox responded with a dunk, and Rivers Jr. made a three-pointer and Morris made a mid-range shot to stop the King. Barnes grabbed the score with a three-pointer, Jokic and Morris each scored a 2+1 to stabilize the situation and stop the King, and Fox broke through 2+1 to continue his life. Jokic made two free throws for a foul, Fox scored 2 points for a quick layup, Gordon made two free throws for a foul, and Lyles missed a three-pointer. In the end, the Nuggets narrowly won and swept the Kings.