Jokic jokingly credits horse race for performance vs. Knicks

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Nikola Jokic might be adding a new ritual to his road trip routine after dropping 32 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists on the New York Knicks on Saturday.

The Denver Nuggets center, who's an avid horse racing fan, took in harness racing at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey on Friday night and joked about making it a regular thing when he travels.

"There was nine drivers from last night, they were at the game today. I was with them last night. Great guys, and the Meadowlands is a great, great, great track," Jokic said following the Nuggets' 113-99 win over the Knicks, according to ESPN's Tim Bontemps.

"Maybe I need to go to the horses every time I travel. Maybe the front office or someone needs to check that out."

Saturday's performance wasn't too out of the ordinary for Jokic, though, with the Serbian big man averaging 26.1 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game this season.

Jokic jokingly credits horse race for performance vs. Knicks
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