Denver Nuggets famous person Nikola Jokic kissed Dallas Mavericks‘ Luka Doncic on the cheek after beating his crew in Friday’s NBA In-Season Event opener to snap their undefeated streak at 4-0.
Jokic, 28, is from Serbia, the place males kissing on the cheek is customary, particularly amongst family members and shut pals. He and Doncic — a Slovenia native — have constructed an awesome relationship through the years and sometimes greet one another with a kiss.
Doncic, 24, scored a game-high 34 factors, grabbed 10 rebounds and was two assists shy of a triple-double, whereas Jokic was one dime away from a triple-double with one much less level than Luka and 4 extra boards.
Jokic and the Nuggets now have a 5-1 report to start out the 2023 NBA season. Mavericks, in the meantime, transfer to 4-1.
Doncic and Jokic additionally exchanged a couple of phrases after the hard-fought battle, maybe planning to talk a bit extra earlier than the Mavericks depart Ball Enviornment.
Nikola Jokic as effecient as they arrive
Jokic shot 14-for-16 from the sphere for his 33 factors, whereas Doncic wanted 24 pictures (11 made) to attain yet another level than the Serbian.
Each stars obtained some assist from the supporting solid members, together with Kyrie Irving, who scored 22 factors for Dallas.
Grant Williams and Josh Inexperienced every scored 13 factors as the one two different Mavericks gamers with double figures in scoring.
For the Nuggets, Michael Porter Jr. scored 24 factors, whereas Aaron Gordon and Jamal Murray put up 18 factors apiece.