Scary Looking Knee Injury for MVP Jokic: "This Is The Last Thing You Want To See"

The scene was a bad one for Denver Nuggets fans; franchise player and league MVP Nikola Jokic holding his knee, writhing and screaming in pain on the court. 

The entire Nuggets franchise and fanbase held their breath, while Reggie Miller, commentating on the TNT broadcast, kept exclaiming "This is the last thing you want to see... the LAST thing..."  Jokic and Rudy Gobert banged knees under the basket, leading to what's currently being called a "knee contusion".

Jokic was able to come out and test the knee during halftime warmups, though still limping. But the team did the wise thing and held him out of the 2nd half. "He's far too important to this team (to risk it)," said head coach Mike Malone. 

Afterwards, Jokic said his knee is "fine", and it appears that he's avoided serious injury.

Before he went down, however, Jokic put up a first half for the record books. In only 15 minutes, he put up 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. According to NBA Stats guru Justin Kubatko, no player in the last 45 years has ever put up 20-5-5 in just 15 minutes of playing time. 

Without Jokic in the 2nd half, the Utah Jazz were able to come back and defeat the Nuggets 122-110.