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Video: Nuggets star Nikola Jokic goes off on Jae Crowder after push from Jazz forward

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Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets showed a rare display of emotion on Jae Crowder of the Utah Jazz.

In their game on Wednesday, Jokic went right in the face of Crowder after an apparent shove. Check out the clip below by Dime:

Nikola Jokic had a lot of things to say for Crowder. But the Jazz forward remained calm and smiled as the Serbian furiously yapped on him. Prior to the Jokic-Crowder incident, it had been a chippy game.

Mason Plumlee and Derrick Favors got into a heated altercation which led to double-ejections. As seen in the clip below, the two had to be separated by their respective teammates. Jokic and several Nuggets players, too, were seen leaving the bench — which is illegal under NBA rules if done in connection to an altercation — and could face several sanctions and respective fines.

It was perhaps this incident that set the tone for the game. While Jae Crowder’s shove seemed harmless and not too hard, it was enough to tick Nikola Jokic off. Good thing that the veteran Crowder had complete control of his emotions. He might have found Jokic’s actions a little bit too silly and unnecessary that’s why he was smiling as Jokic jogged away.