Impact player

Nikola Jokic, Denver

The smooth center had 14 rebounds and nine assists, and his 15th and 16th points put the game out of reach of the Wolves in the final seconds.

By the numbers

-13 Andrew Wiggins' plus-minus number in 33 minutes of playing time. He was 4-for-12 shooting

+15 Jamal Murray's plus-minus for Denver in 36 minutes.

44-35 The record for each team, with three games to go for each, one more head-to-head clash, in the regular-season final Wednesday, and the playoffs very much in play.