The Carolina Hurricanes have reasserted themselves in such dominant fashion in Game 4 to take a 3-1 stranglehold over the New Jersey Devils.

Denver Nuggets star centre Nikola Jokić and Phoenix Suns owner Mat Ishbia appear to have made peace after their Game 4 incident.

In the shootaround before Game 5 at Denver’s Ball Arena, Jokić jokingly handed Ishbia a ball before dapping him up.

There was speculation that Jokić could be suspended for his second-quarter shove on Ishbia.

The Suns owner was sitting courtside and had latched onto a ball that had landed in his lap, refusing to release it to an impatient Jokić who wanted to inbound it.

Jokić gave him a light forearm shiver, and Ishbia, who played some college basketball, made a heads-up play and flopped backward into his seat.

Jokić was given a technical foul at the time, and was later fined $25,000 by the NBA for his role in the incident.

The six-foot-11 Serbian stayed in the game and put up 53 points in a 129-124 loss.

The Nuggets and Suns, tied 2-2, continue their series tonight at on Sportsnet 360 and SN NOW.