Nikola Jokic dominated Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Portland Trail Blazers leading the Denver Nuggets with 37 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals.
Per ESPN, “Everything,” Denver forward Paul Millsap said when asked what defenses are trying to do that isn’t working against Jokic. “… He sees how people are playing and guarding him. He makes the right play every time… He doesn’t force anything.”
“He’s like a quarterback out there,” Millsap added. “I consider him like a Tom Brady. He’s always going to pick you apart and make the right reads. Commend him for doing that at this stage in his career. It’s unbelievable.”