Unleashed, Niko Jokic joins Wilt Chamberlain and Magic Johnson in the story!
Huge against the Pelicans, Nikola Jokic has entered a little more in the history of the league. His performance allowed him to match a brand signed Wilt Chamberlain! He also took the opportunity to join an ultra-VIP club, where we find The Stilt and Magic Johnson.
It was not planned against New Orleans, yet abysmal this year, but Nikola Jokic had to work hard to ensure the victory of his people. In the end, the Serbian interior still managed to win the Nuggets after extra time (120-114). History of rewarding his efforts, the reigning MVP has also allowed himself a new madness: he has quite simply integrated extremely closed circles in NBA history!
Nikola Jokic tonight:
It’s his 9th 30-point triple-double of his career, the most in NBA history by any center not named Wilt Chamberlain. pic.twitter.com/wV617dkEer
– StatMuse (@statmuse) December 9, 2021
Nikola Jokic tonight: 39 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, 17-23 shooting. It’s the 9th triple-double at 30 points of his career, the highest total in NBA history for a pivot other than Wilt Chamberlain.
New historic triple-double for Nikola Jokic
Nikola Jokic had 39 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists on 17-23 FG
He’s the 4th player in NBA history with 3 career 30-point triple-doubles on 70% FG. h / t @EliasSports
– Wilt Chamberlain (10)
– Magic Johnson (4)
– Oscar Robertson (3) pic.twitter.com/mY1RANzkV3
– ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 9, 2021
Nikola Jokic signed 39 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists at 17-23 on shooting.
He is the 4th player in NBA history with 3 career triple 30-point doubles with a 70% winning percentage.
Others ? Wilt Chamberlain (10), Magic Johnson (4) and Oscar Robertson (3).
A huge performance from the Joker, establishing itself a bit more as one of the most versatile interiors ever seen in the Big League. The icing on the cake, Denver is now back to balance (12-12), and is now tied with Dallas, seventh in the West. These kinds of games can boost the morale of the troops, and Mike Malone’s men could put that back by going to win in San Antonio, which they will play twice in a row.
New historic match for Nikola Jokic, who continues to sign stats that we had not seen for decades. At this rate, he’s gone to become the most all-around offensive pivot in history!