Nikola Jokic’s brothers seen on video punching fan in violent altercation at Nuggets-Lakers game

Nikola Jokic helped lead the Nuggets to a 101-99 comeback win over the Lakers in Game 2 on Monday night. His brothers were busy, too.

Jokic’s two brothers, Strahinja and Nemanja, were caught on video throwing punches against an assumed Lakers fan in the crowd shortly after the Nuggets clinched the win to earn the 2-0 first-round series lead.

TMZ Sports confirmed the incident through witnesses in attendance at Ball Arena.

The video posted to TikTok on Monday showed the brothers plowing through the crowd to find a fan in a grey T-shirt, who was instantly punched in the face by the Jokic’s older brother, Strahinja.

It’s unclear what sparked the altercation and the NBA is conducting an investigation, per multiple reports.

4 A fan in a grey t-shirt was punched by one of Nikola Jokic’s brothers during Game 2 of the first round playoff matchup between the Nuggets and Lakers. TikTok @cgallegos67

4 The Jokic brothers make their way through the Nuggets-Lakers crowd during Game 2 to find a specific fan to punch in the stands. TikTok @cgallegos67

The two continued to have choice words for one another after the hit and the other brother, Nemanja, was also there.

Three women in the video appear to try to calm tempers down and stop the brothers from causing any havoc in the crowd.

One of the women was Nikola Jokic’s wife Natalija, who could be seen holding their 1-year-old daughter Ognjena while reaching out to hold Strahinja back, per TMZ.

It’s not unusual for Jokic’s brothers to be involved in a heated moment during a game.

During the Western Conference Finals last year, they notably heckled Jack Nicholson after the Nuggets took a 3-0 series lead.

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A video emerged of one of the brothers giving Nicholson a thumbs up while the other yelled, “See you next year! Bye-bye! Bye-bye!”

The Nuggets, the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, have a 2-0 series lead after rallying from 20 points down on Monday night.

4 The Jokic brothers yelling at the fan in the stands as Nikola Jokic’s wife and two other women try to ease tensions. TikTok @cgallegos67

4 Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) shoots the ball past Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) in the second half. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Jokic recorded a triple-double on Monday, tallying 27 points, 20 rebounds, and 10 assists. In Game 1, he had a double-double with 32 points and 12 rebounds.

The defending champions will travel to Los Angeles for Games 3 and 4 at Arena, and if needed, the Nuggets will host Games 5 and 7.

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