Nikola Jokic made history with his 50 against the Phoenix Suns in game-4, with the Denver Nuggets star becoming only the second center in NBA history to score at least 50 points in a playoff game. The other was a guy you might have heard of, namely Wilt Chamberlain, who seemed to have a strong propensity to score a lot of points, somewhat like Jokic.
Centers with more than 50 points in a playoff game:
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Jokic was absolutely unstoppable on Sunday night, finishing 20 of 32 from the field and finishing with 53 points in 39 minutes of play. He also dished out 11 assists, just to like it a little.
The game was an incredible showcase of the offensive talent present in the league, with Devin Booker putting up 36 with a remarkable 14-of-18 from the field, while Kevin Durant scored 36 points on 11-of-19 shooting.
Unfortunately for Jokic, the weight of those two opposing performances proved too much for him and the Nuggets and despite his historic night the Nuggets lost 129 to 124. As the series returns to Denver locked at 2-2, it will have a huge role to play if the No. 1 seed can advance to the NBA Finals.