Hjust a couple of days ago Nikola Jokic achieved his triple-double number 60 which left behind on the historical list to Larry Bird with whom Gregg Popovich correctly compared him. And now, the Serbian of the Nuggets has achieved a statistic that brings him closer to the greatest of all time. Not stop.
‘The Joker’, I ended up before the New Orleans Pelicans, 120-114 for Denver, with 39 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, a new triple-double that places him directly in NBA history. Jokic has become the cFourth player of all time in achieving three triple-doubles with 30 or more points and shooting with at least 70% success in each of them. Against the Pelicans he made 17 of 23 shots.
The fact is that the feat is enormous if we take into account the names of those who preceded the Serbian. Wilt Chamberlain did it 10 times, Magic Johnson four and Oscar Robertson 3. In the last 35 years in the NBA, Jokic is the first to join this more than select club.
Jokic is on track to successfully defend his MVP title because the level he’s playing at is almost higher than last year. He’s scoring a lot (26 on average) and rebounding better (14). And on top of that, he touches an average triple-double with seven assists. In fact, the Serb, Stephen Curry and perhaps Kevin Durant are right now the big favorites for the award.
Speaking of Curry… six and subtracting. The star of the Warriors He’s already 10 triples away from assaulting the throne of Ray Allen as the best tripler in NBA history. He needed 16 before the Portland game and it wasn’t because he didn’t try.
Against the Trail Blazers, a game in which Steve Kerr’s team won, 104-94, Curry had six triples but finished with 17 attempts, that is, one more than he needed to break the record of having scored them. Now the goal is 10 for the game against Philadelphia in the early hours of Saturday to Sunday.
Results of the day
- Hornets 106-110 Sixers
- Cavaliers 115-92 Bulls
- Pistons 116-119 Wizards
- Pacers 122-102 Knicks
- Heat 113-104 Bucks
- Raptors 109-110 Thunder
- Rockets 114-104 Nets
- Grizzlies 98-104 Mavs
- TWolves 104-136 Jazz
- Pelicans 114-120 Nuggets
- Warriors 104-94 Trail Blazers
- Clippers 114-111 Celtics
A Evan Mobley he’s getting an awesome rookie of the year face. It is one of the reasons why Cavs from Ricky Rubio They are the revelation team of the season. Before the Chicago BullsAt 115-92, the rookie was crucial in a creditable home win.
Mobley did something against Chicago that Cleveland hadn’t seen since LeBron James 17 years agoin March 2004. The rookie was the first Cavs player to put up five blocks in the same game, and added 16 points and 9 rebounds to his performance.
But Mobley has gone beyond LeBron as he is the second rookie in Cavs history to accumulate 300 points and 40 blocks in his first 22 games. And the first was not ‘The King’ but John ‘Hot Rod’ Williams.
If the Sixers played every league game against the Charlotte Hornets, they won the ring without losing a single match, that’s right, as long as he played Joel Embiid. And it is that the Philadelphia star has never lost against the team of Michael Jordan.
In fact, his 32 points, eight rebounds and four assists paved the way for Philly in the victory, 110-106 and put the balance of games between Embiid and the Hornets in a staggering 13-0.