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Nikola Jokic scores 33 first-half points vs. Rudy Gobert

Nikola Jokic has racked up an absurd amount of fantasy points in the first half of the Nuggets’ Sunday matchup agains the Jazz.

Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets dribbles during the game against the Utah Jazz on January 31, 2021 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.  Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

Nikola Jokic is having a day against the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year frontrunner. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has had a tough time slowing down the Denver Nuggets star on Sunday, and the Joker is en route to a monster stat line.

Jokic has tallied 33 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists at the break on 13-of-17 shooting. He’s a perfect 4-for-4 from three and has helped Denver secure a 79-54 lead against a Jazz team that entered Sunday riding an 11-game winning streak. Jokic has a game-high +26 plus/minus and could find himself on the pine if Denver’s lead continues to balloon in the second half.

Jokic has amassed 49.25 DKFP so far and has a good chance to become Sunday’s top scorer across all DFS contests on DraftKings. Will probably won’t reach the 75 DKFP he’s projected for, but it’s safe to say he’ll make some more funs plays like these before it’s all said and done.