Nikola Jokic He had 35 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in the win against the Thunder. One more day in the office for the pvot of the Nuggets, which is turning into amazing performances routine. In that game I finished with 13/15 shooting from the field. He is the second player in the history of the NBA that adds three games with 35 + 10 + 5 and 85% in field goals. the other was Wilt Chamberlain, who has already snatched the occasional record and is compared to him in some statistics. And those are big words.
Currently, Jokic is the Only player in the NBA who is in the Top 10 in points averagewhere is tenth with 26.2; bounceswhere it occupies second place only behind Rudy Gobert with 13.5; and assists, where he is in eighth place with 7.9. also leads the league in double-doubleswith 59 in the 67 games he has played, and in triple-doubleswith 18. Statistically, undisputed MVP of the season.
Not bad for someone who inflated Coca Cola as a child, laughs at himself for his ability to jump and his poor physique and whose resounding figure has always been in question. He is far more brains and game savvy than brawn. There is his extraordinary creativity to pass and his ability to make his teammates better. It is probably about the first point guard-pvot case in NBA history. And if there was one before, it will not be better than Jokic.
The Nuggets are in the middle of the fight for the playoffs, where they want to reach without having to play the play-in. They are sixth with a balance of 44-31. One wonders what would become of them without Jokic’s presence. In another unique case, leads team in points, rebounds, assists, steals (1,4), plugs (0.9) and field goals (57.3%). Rarely have you seen a player do so many things and a team depend so much on someone.
Results of the day
- Pelicans 103-107 Spurs
- Magic 110-114 Kings (Prrroga)
- Raptors 131-91 Pacers
- Cavaliers 94-98 Bulls
- Heat 95-110 Nets
- Grizzlies 127-102 Bucks
- Nuggets 113-107 Thunder
- Blazers 98-115 Rockets
Against the Thunder, however, Denver was in a hurry despite another magnificent evening for its star. Monte Morris avoided the scare with a recovery and a subsequent three-pointer in the final minute in a decisive 10-2 run. “Basically, he won the game for us,” Jokic said, handing out the credit at the end of the match.
The Grizzlies they are good with Ja Morant…and better without him. those of MemphisSecond in the Western Conference and already qualified for the playoffs, they are the perfect definition of a team. They have a balance of 52-23. While their star has played, they have added 35 wins and 21 losses. When he has missed, like last night, 17-2. Once again, the point guard’s absence didn’t matter and they beat the Bucks by a resounding 127-102. De’Anthony Melton led the victory with 24 points and six triples, Desmond Bane I reached 20 points, Dillon Brooks sum 19, Years Jackson Jr.16, Tyus Jones I finished with 13 and 10 assists, between Steven Adams and Xavier Tillman They grabbed 22 rebounds, 11 of them in attack… One of the strongest groups in the NBA against which the 30 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and four blocks did not count. Giannis Antetokounmpowhich was in doubt until shortly before the match.
The Cavaliers and the Bulls They started the season very well, but injuries have punished them. They were playing a game that could be key in their aspirations to occupy one of the first six places in the East and avoid the play-in. They won those of Chicago by 94-98. Zach LaVine scored 25 points and DeMar DeRozan stayed at 20. Between the two they punished about Cavaliers that they had in Darius Garland their best player with 28 points.
In his first season in NBA, Alperen Sengun He has left numerous samples of his talent. Everything indicates that the Turkish pvot will make a career in the League. In the victory over the Blazers (98-115) went to 27 points, seven rebounds and three assists, some of them own Jokic himself or the best Arvydas Sabonis. And it’s not the first time she’s done it. Jalen Green I got 25 points being the first couple of players of the Rockets who reach 25 in the same game since they did it Mickael Dickerson and Cuttino Mobley in 1999. It has already rained, but in Houstonwith their youngsters, have wickerwork to build.
Little presence of the Spaniards on the day. Who else played was Willy Hernangmez: 14 minutes in the defeat of the Pelicans before the Spurs (103-107) with three points, two rebounds, one assist and one block. Saints Aldama added two points and a rebound in the three minutes he played against the Bucks. in those of Milwaukee do not participate Serge Ibaka and neither did Usman Garuba with the Rockets.