Nikola Jokic gets away with cheap shot on Enes Kanter during Game 3

Nikola Jokic takes cheap shot on Enes Kanter

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic got away with a cheap shot on Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter during Friday night's Game 3 of their NBA Western Conference semifinal playoff series.

It happened in the second quarter as Blazers small forward Mo Harkless was on the foul line shooting free throws. Jokic was lined up closest to the basket, with Kanter next to him. As Harkless was taking the second free throw, Jokic threw his body into Kanter's left shoulder to box him out.

Kanter was clearly upset, but did not get a foul call. Harkless made the free throw.

Kanter's left shoulder was injured in the first round of the NBA playoffs against Oklahoma City, so Jokic may have purposely targeted that spot.

In the end, however, Kanter and the Blazers got the last laugh as they outlasted the Nuggets in four overtimes to come away with the 140-137 win and take a 2-1 lead in the series.

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