Jokic carries short-handed Nuggets past Hornets 119-105


              Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington dunks against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
            
              Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (1) drives to the basket against Denver Nuggets guard Christian Braun during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
            
              Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (1) shoots against Denver Nuggets forward Bruce Brown (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
            
              Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward dunks against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
            
              Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier (3) drives to the basket against Denver Nuggets guard Christian Braun during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
            
              Charlotte Hornets center Nick Richards, right, shoots against Denver Nuggets center DeAndre Jordan during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
            
              Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) takes in a pass as Charlotte Hornets center Mark Williams (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
Jokic carries short-handed Nuggets past Hornets 119-105