Nikola Jokic shines as the Denver Nuggets defeat the San Antonio Spurs led by Victor Wembanyama.

Jokic emerged victorious in the matchup against French rookie Victor Wembanyama, who contributed 17 points for the San Antonio Spurs.

The Denver Nuggets secured their fifth consecutive victory and their 11th win in the last 12 games.

In other NBA action, Zion Williamson led the New Orleans Pelicans with 34 points, propelling them to a 112-104 triumph over the Los Angeles Clippers.

This win narrowed the gap between the fifth-placed Pelicans and the fourth-placed Clippers in the Western Conference to just two games.

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns clinched a 107-96 victory over the Charlotte Hornets, with Devin Booker leading the charge with 21 points.

Sitting seventh in the Western Conference standings, the Suns are vying for a top-six position to avoid the play-in tournament and secure direct entry into the playoffs.

Notably, Kevin Durant of the Phoenix Suns tallied 13 points, bringing him within 20 points of surpassing Shaquille O’Neal’s 28,596 career points to claim the eighth spot on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

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