Jokic Did a Triple-Double Out of Habit, The Hundredth is Getting Closer
Nikola Jokić achieved a triple-double as usual, with a hundred closer. Once again, Nikola Jokić recorded a triple-double and Denver won again. The Serbian had a double-digit performance in three statistical categories for the 16th time this season (by far the most in the league, second is Dončić with 10) and the Nuggets celebrated for the 16th time. This time they broke the resistance of the New Orleans Pelicans 122:113.
Nikola finished the match with 26 points (10/14 from the game), had 18 rebounds and 15 assists. He got to number 92 in terms of triple-double performances and given how he plays, it is very likely that he will exceed the number 100 by the end of the season.
The Nuggets had a hard time against the weakened Pelicans who solved the first half in their favor with a three-point difference. However, in the third quarter Denver made a crucial advantage. He won this part of the game 36:24 and with plus nine he entered the last 12 minutes.
New Orleans came within six minutes of the end at five points minus, but Jokić with a three-pointer and free throws again drove Denver to double-digit lead and practically solved the question of the winner.
In addition to the great Jokić, Jamal Murray shone with 32 points, five rebounds and six assists. In the defeated team, Jones and McCallum had 21 points each.
Denver remains the leader of the West, and in the next match in the night between Thursday and Friday they play at home against the current champions Golden State Warriors.