NBA investigating Jokic's brother for punching fan: reports

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NBA investigating Jokic's brother for punching fan: reports
DENVER, COLORADO - APRIL 20: Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets drives against Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the third quarter during game one of the Western Conference First Round Playoffs at Ball Arena on April 20, 2024 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
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LOS ANGELES, United States -- The NBA is investigating an incident where Strahinja Jokic, older brother of Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic, punched a fan after a Game 2 victory, according to multiple reports on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time.) 

Entertainment news website TMZ and The Athletic reported that the league is looking into the matter, which took place moments after the Nuggets' rallied to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 101-99.

Denver's Jamal Murray sank a last-second basket to deliver the victory and the incident came in the aftermath, with Strahinja and Nemanja Jokic, Nikola's older brothers, confronting two men in the stands at Denver.

Strahinja then appeared to throw a punch that struck a fan in the head.

TMZ reported the Denver Police Department was investigating the incident, but so far no one has come forward as being a victim in the matter.

The brothers often sit courtside at Nuggets games but could see their status curtailed if found to have been involved in a confrontation.

Nikola Jokic had 27 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists on Monday as Denver seized a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven NBA playoff first-round series, which continues on Thursday in Los Angeles.

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