There are not enough words to describe the greatness of Nikola Jokic. Every night, Jokic constantly sends reminders to the league that he’s not going to let go of the MVP trophy. It wasn’t Jokic’s most spectacular triple-double, but looking at his post-match stats, we can’t help but revel in what he was able to accomplish.
Jokic recorded his 87th career triple-double last night as the Nuggets won their 11th straight home game. It was even with a 1-1 perfect across the 3-point line. 3-for-3 chiefs from the free-throw line as he finished the game with 14 points. Jokic became the first player in NBA history to record 10-plus points, 10-plus rebounds and 15-plus assists while shooting 100% of his shots from the field.
With the Lakers having no answers for back-to-back MVPs, Jokic had 16 assists and 11 rebounds to complete the perfect scoring streak. Jokic has been an absolute tear in recent days, averaging 25 points, 10.8 rebounds and 9.7 assists per game, along with only two triple-doubles (Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook). very close to average. whole season.
If Jokic can pull it off and Denver can retain the #1 seed in the Western Conference, a third consecutive MVP will surely follow.