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NBA: Nikola Jokic stars as Denver Nuggets beat Minnesota Timberwolves to top Western Conference



Nikola Jokic scored a game-high 41 points to help the Denver Nuggets reclaim top spot in the Western Conference with a a 116-107 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Jokic added 11 rebounds, seven assists and three steals on Wednesday night.

Denver lead the Western Conference by one game with two regular-season matches remaining.

The defending NBA champions are favourites to claim the number one seed and home advantage for the play-offs.

The Timberwolves are now tied for second place in the West with the Oklahoma City Thunder, who thrashed the San Antonio Spurs 127-89.

Injury-hit San Antonio were without star rookie Victor Wembanyama, who was ruled out with an injured ankle, while Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson and Jeremy Sochan also missed out through injury.

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