On the wings of the masterful Nikola Jokić, the Denver Nuggets defeated the Portland team on their home court with a score of 112-103. Nikola was once again the central figure of the match, scoring 29 points, grabbing eight rebounds, and dishing out seven assists, while thrilling the crowd with numerous spectacular moves. On several occasions, the Serbian ace outsmarted Portland’s star player Deandre Ayton.
Towards the end of the first half, he humiliated him with a brilliant fake, and in the third quarter, he stole the ball superbly and then executed a stunning dunk on the other end. This move left the commentator at the “Ball Arena” speechless during the live broadcast of the game. When the native of Sombor snatched the ball from his rival and rushed towards Portland’s basket, the excited American commentator exclaimed, “Air Serbia, ready for takeoff!”
His comment thrilled the fans of the Serbian ace and instantly became a viral hit.