DENVER (CBS4)– Denver Nuggets superstar center Nikola Jokic will make his third consecutive NBA All-Star game, but this time it will be as a starter for the first time in his career.
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The NBA announced Jokic has been selected as a starter for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game on Mar. 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
Jokic, 25 becomes the first Nugget to start an All-Star game since Carmelo Anthony in 2011 and joins Alex English and David Thompson as the only Nuggets players to be selected to three straight NBA All-Star games. He also becomes the fifth Nuggets player to be selected to three or more All-Star games. The others are Anthony, English, Thompson, and Dikembe Mutombo.READ MORE: 'We Heard Bam! Bam! Bam!': 11-Year-Old Boy Shot In Aurora Sunday Night
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Jokic, is dominating on the court averaging 24.7 points, 11.1 rebounds, 8.6 assists, and 1.5 steals, which are all career-highs. Jokic helped to guide the Nuggets to their first Western Conference Finals appearance since 2009 last season.MORE NEWS: Without Active Spring Snow, State's Snowpack On Track To Be Below Average
Denver is 15-13 and sits in eighth place in the Western Conference standings. They will look to end their two-game losing streak against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday at 5 p.m.