Clippers limit Nikola Jokic to historically bad shooting night

Nikola Jokic, LA Clippers
Nikola Jokic, LA Clippers / Michael Owens/GettyImages

The LA Clippers picked up a massive win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday evening. Desperately looking for a win over a team they had not beaten in nearly two calendar years, LA put together a clutch performance and put away the defending champions.

In doing so, they finally got back to .500 overall. However, that was not even their most notable achievement of the night. On their way to taking down a fully healthy Nuggets squad, the Clippers were able to force Nikola Jokic into a plethora of misses.

The player many currently consider as the best in the world was held to 9-for-32 shooting from the field. To be fair, he still finished with 22 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists. But his 23 missed shots were the most he has ever logged in one game in his NBA career.

The Clippers forced the most missed shots in Jokic's career

For someone who makes the game look as easy as Jokic often does, an achievement like this is highly noteworthy. No one has been better at orchestrating an efficient offense in recent years than the reigning Finals MVP, and the Clippers became the first team in who knows how long to make him look human shooting the ball.

This is especially a surprise considering how much Denver has had LA's number recently. But give credit to Ivica Zubac and the Clippers' other defenders that were able to find success against the two-time MVP.

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A performance like this from Jokic was likely an extreme outlier. Clippers fans can not expect to see him shoot this poorly against their team again any time soon.