Denver’s Jokić learning how to stand up, not get tossed out


              Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, fights off Portland Trail Blazers center Cody Zeller  who tries to steal the ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, right, drives to the basket as Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, shoots for a basket over Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, shoves Portland Trail Blazers center Cody Zeller on the way to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, front, drives past Portland Trail Blazers center Cody Zeller in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Denver’s Jokić learning how to stand up, not get tossed out