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NBA Legend Dwight Howard Reveals How Timberwolves Can Stop Nikola Jokic

On Tuesday night, Nikola Jokic led the Denver Nuggets to a 112-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 5 of their second-round playoff series.

The Nuggets now lead the series 3-2, so they can advance to the Western Conference Finals with a victory Thursday night at Minnesota.

Nikola Jokic continued his dominance, finishing Game 5 with 40 points, seven rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and a block while shooting 15/22 from the field and 2/3 from three-point range in 41 minutes of play.

After the game, NBA legend Dwight Howard sent a job on X with tips for the Timberwolves.

Her post received nearly 2,000 likes and over 300,000 impressions in less than 24 hours.

Howard wrote: “Start Naz Reid’s next match and send doubles to the Joker throughout the match. »

Howard is one of the best centers of all time and has done well in his matchups with Jokic.

During the 2020 season, he played a key role in the Lakers winning the NBA championship (they beat the Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals).

Whoever wins the series will advance to the Conference Finals and face either the Oklahoma City Thunder or the Dallas Mavericks.

This series is tied 2-2 with Game 5 Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.

April 3, 2022;  Los Angeles, California, United States;  Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15)

April 3, 2022; Los Angeles, California, United States; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

As for Howard, he recently played in the NBA during the 2021-22 season while a member of the Lakers (for the third time).

He is currently a free agent who can be signed by any team in the league.