DENVER (AP) — For the second straight game, Jameer Nelson took over late to try and rescue the Denver Nuggets from a fourth-quarter collapse.
This time he was successful.
Nikola Jokic had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Nelson scored seven of his 17 points in the last four minutes and the Nuggets held on to beat the Utah Jazz 103-93 on Tuesday night.
It was redemption for both the Nuggets and Nelson. On Sunday, Denver let a nine-point lead slip in the final minutes and Nelson missed a potential game-tying jumper with 2 seconds remaining as the Minnesota Timberwolves prevailed 111-108.
“I’ve made a ton of tough shots and a ton of big shots in my career — and I’ve missed a ton — so it doesn’t bother me,” Nelson said. “It’s a basketball game, you’re going to make some shots, you’re going to miss some shots. I understand it. My team understands it.”
The Nuggets led by 17…