How the “future of the Denver Nuggets” rediscovered his game in Golden State

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Nuggets coach Michael Malone knew something was wrong with his star center after Saturday night's loss in Sacramento. Jokic had just wrapped up a second consecutive subpar offensive performance against the Kings and didn't look like himself.

So Malone summoned Jokic to his hotel room Sunday and talked one-on-one with his big man. His message was simple: stop putting so much pressure on yourself.

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