Nikola Jokic’s Brother Strahinja Throws Wild Punch at NBA Fan After Jamal Murray’s Buzz Beater Denver Nuggets vs. LA Lakers

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  • The Los Angeles Lakers lost Game 2 to the Denver Nuggets 99-101.
  • After the game, Strahinja, brother of Nikola Jokic, swung at a fan during the altercation.

The Denver Nuggets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2, thanks to a phenomenal buzzer-beater by Jamaal Murray. The guard has witnessed an impressive rise with the Colorado-based franchise, especially after suffering an ACL injury in 2021 that forced him to miss 18 months. Murray also forms a strong duo with Nikola Jokic and it must be noted that they are the best duo in the league right now.

The Nuggets made a sensational comeback after being down by 20 points, and despite questions raised by Lakers players about the refereeing, it must be applauded. That’s not what happened in this game, as a recent video of Jokic’s brother Strahinger has surfaced.

A fan caught Strahinja waving at an NBA fan after the final buzzer as a brawl between the two went horribly wrong. Even after the punch, the ruckus didn’t end. Jokic’s other older brother, Nemanja, walked up behind Strahinja as the pair chatted with the fan.

It’s not known what the reaction was from the Serbian, but we expect news reports to be available soon, especially since the NBA has opened an investigation into the incident. Jokic’s brother risked a ban from the field, as we have seen with many NBA fans and spectators.

Nikola Jokic had another impressive game vs. the LA Lakers

The the joker LeBron has proven to be quite the nightmare for James and co. He’s recently been chasing the 17x NBA champs, and the way he’s stepped up to the big stage deserves praise. In Game 1, the Serbian had 32 points, 12 rebounds and 7 a*sists. In the second game, as if it were too easy, Jokic had another impressive triple-double. He’s doing it so often that it goes unnoticed these days.

He had 27 points, 20 rebounds and 10 a*sists, and it came when the Nuggets needed it most. The defending champs were down to 20, and needed moments of magic from their players and that’s what they got. Jokic’s stat line from Game 2 means he has now tied Wilt Chamberlain’s record, his fourth straight game with at least 20 points, 20 rebounds and 10 a*sists.

Nikola Jokic praises Jamal Murray after impressive game-winner

On the very last play, Murray went to drive the Lakers into the paint despite having the option to go for a stepback three. But considering that it was against the mighty Anthony Davis, it makes sense.

The Nuggets star then suddenly went for a jumper, when it looked like he was going to drive to the rim and attempt to foul the Nuggets. He got Eddie off guard and the Lakers saw Game 2 slip away from them.

For those who don’t know, Murray struggled to gain momentum all night. He had just 9 points at the end of the third quarter, but the guard finished with 20 in the game. This speaks at length about his ability to step up when needed. Jokic said after the game, “It takes a little bit to warm him up.”

He didn’t sound too surprised or excited about Murray’s win, and that might indicate belief the joker Killed to get back on track. The Nuggets look like the favorites for this series with a 2-0 lead, but the Lakers certainly have enough power to make a comeback.

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