Nikola Jokic, the star center for the Denver Nuggets, provided another memorable performance in the team's victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Nuggets secured their eighth consecutive win, with a final score of 122-118, and Jokic recorded his 90th career triple-double.
The Serbian player ended the game with 31 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists, and in the process, became Denver's all-time assist leader, surpassing the previous record held by Alex English. Notably, this was Jokic's 14th triple-double of the season, and the Nuggets have won every game in which he has achieved this feat.
Jokic's teammates took note of this impressive accomplishment. "We clapped a little bit,” said Murray, who finished with 28 points. “That’s a lot of passes. That’s pretty impressive”. English also expressed his admiration for Jokic, stating in a tweet, “I’m honored to see that it’s 2 time, I mean 3 time MVP of the NBA do it.
Congrats big fella” Jokic, who is known for his humility, acknowledged the significance of the assist record, stating, “When you have a lot of assists, it just shows that you’re a good team player. That’s something I want to be.
I want everybody to remember me as a guy who was a really good team player”. His teammates plan to commemorate the achievement by signing the game ball for him. Jaden McDaniels led the Timberwolves with 18 points, and the team had seven players in double figures.
The Timberwolves had a 10-point lead early in the second half, but ultimately fell to the Nuggets. “I’m mad. I’m mad as hell we lost because I played bad,” said Anthony Edwards, who finished the game with 16 points.
With the win, Denver improves their record to 32-13, sitting at the top of the Western Conference. Meanwhile, Minnesota's record is 22-24, placing them tenth in the conference.
Nikola Jokic’s Record-Breaking Night
The Denver Nuggets secured their eighth consecutive win against Minnesota Timberwolves, with a final score of 122-118.
Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets’ star center, recorded his 90th career triple-double and became Denver's all-time assist leader, surpassing the previous record held by Alex English. Jokic's 14th triple-double of the season and his teammates, who are impressed by the achievement, plan to commemorate the achievement by signing the game ball for him.
“I knew that eventually my all time assist record would be broken. I’m honored to see that it’s 2 time, I mean 3 time MVP of the NBA do it. Congrats big fella,” English posted on his Twitter account.