Stop what you’re doing and watch this Nikola Jokic pass

Six-foot-11 men should not be able to make a no-look pass like that in transition; Jokic is not most 6-foot-11 men.

Center Nikola Jokić speaks to reporters at the Denver Nuggets press day, Sept. 26, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)pepsi center; nuggets; basketball; sports; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite;

The Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic made his return to the starting lineup against the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. Jokic scored 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting, grabbed four rebounds and had five assists in Denver’s 132-120 win.

He only played 19 minutes and 23 seconds because of foul trouble. But that is not what was important. This is what was important:

Six-foot-11 men should not be able to make a no-look pass like that in transition; Jokic is not most 6-foot-11 men.

This was Jokic’s first game back in the starting lineup since Nov. 10. He started alongside Emmanuel Mudiay, Gary Harris, Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler. Denver got off to a strong start behind the group.

Harris, who’s missed 20 games this season, returned Thursday and played a fantastic all-around game. He needed only 38 touches to score 18 points and record six assists.

The Nuggets improved to 10-16 with the win. For as much as they’ve struggled, they’re still just two games behind the Trail Blazers (13-15) for the No. 8 seed in the West.

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Christian Clark

Author: Christian Clark

Christian Clark covers sports. He's worked for outlets that include the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Oklahoman, Columbia Missourian and Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine. He likes music and Mexican food. Lots and lots of Mexican food.