Nikola Jokic has won the NBA regular season MVP twice in the past two seasons, and tonight he added to his legacy with a monstrous performance in the Denver Nuggets’ 119 to 115 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.
Joker finished with 40 points, 27 rebounds and 10 assists and these statistics have made him the first player to post a triple double of at least 35 points, 25 rebounds and 10 assists since Wilt Chamberlain in 1968 according to Twitter profile StatMuse.
Wilt Chamberlain, when he put up those numbers, he had closed with 53 points, 32 rebounds and 14 assists.
With his recent night, Nikola Jokic is making a strong case for his third MVP award in a row. Entering Sunday’s game, Jokic was putting up 24.6 points per game, 10.3 rebounds and 9 assists while shooting 62.9 percent from the field.
It must be said that he is shooting 30.6% from the three-point line, but Jokic has always been a fairly reliable shooter from long distance with a career average of 34.4%. Jokic is also holding an average of 6.6 attempts from the free throw line, the highest of his NBA career, and he is making them at 81.2%.
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