The Nuggets don’t think Nikola Jokic gets a fair whistle, so they’re taking action with the league

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DENVER — Nuggets starting center Nikola Jokic suffered through one of the worst offensive games of his career Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks. Jokic shot 4-21 from the field, 0-8 from beyond the arc and scored just nine points in 32 minutes of action.

Jokic only attempted two free-throws in Denver's 110-97 loss to Atlanta as well prompting Nuggets coach Michael Malone to argue after the game that his big man isn't getting the respect that he deserves from officials.

"I think there are times when he's getting fouled," Malone said. "Nikola Jokic got to the foul line twice in 31 minutes and I'll have to go back and watch the film but I think there are ample opportunities for fouls to be called that he's not getting right now. So we'll have to look at that and see how we can help him out."

After reviewing the tape, the Nuggets plan to address the issue with the league.

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