Nikola Jokic Achieves 30th Career 30-Point Triple-Double, Ranks 6th in NBA History

Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic recorded his 30th career 30-point triple-double, ranking him sixth in NBA history, and is considered the current front-runner to win his third MVP award.

‣ Jokic trails only Domantas Sabonis in triple-doubles for the 2023-24 NBA season, showcasing his significant contribution to the Denver Nuggets’ performance and their strong positioning for the championship according to NBA sportsbooks.

‣ In the 2023-24 season, Jokic has demonstrated exceptional performance with averages of 26 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 9.2 assists per game, leading the NBA in several statistical categories including win shares and value over replacement player.

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Oh, the Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic, huh? That guy just recorded his 30th career 30-point triple-double. Happened Thursday night, in a game where they edged out the Boston Celtics 115-109.

Now, Jokic, who’s 29, is sitting pretty behind some legends. We’re talking Oscar Robertson, Russell Westbrook, and a few others. He’s sixth in NBA history for this feat. But, hey, he’s ahead of Wilt Chamberlain. That’s something, right?

The man didn’t just stop there. Ended the game with 32 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists, and a couple of steals. All in just 38 minutes. His shooting? On point. 11-of-19 from the field. Plus, he nailed all 10 free throws.

So, there’s chatter. Some NBA betting sites are whispering he’s the frontrunner for his third MVP award. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Luka Doncic are still in the mix, but Jokic is leading the charge.

Here’s a fun fact from Twitter. Against the Celtics, Jokic notched his 125th career triple-double. And get this, the Nuggets have won 100 of those games. Talk about being a game-changer.

Kristaps Porzingis from the Celtics was all praises. Said he learned a thing or two from Jokic in that game. Called him smart, crafty. Mentioned how Jokic’s playmaking is a nightmare for defenders. Finds his guys the moment you slip.

Now, onto some season stats. Jokic trails only Domantas Sabonis in triple-doubles this season. The man’s a machine, racking up 20 so far.

And his partnership with Aaron Gordon? Stellar. They sealed a victory with an alley-oop in the dying seconds against the Celtics. Drama, I tell ya.

Halfway through the season, and Jokic’s stats are through the roof. Averaging 26 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 9.2 assists across 61 games. And his shooting? As efficient as it gets.

The Nuggets, with Jokic leading the charge, have the second-best odds to win the championship, right behind the Celtics. The Clippers and Bucks are still in the conversation, but it’s tight at the top.

Next up, the Nuggets are hosting the Utah Jazz. Saturday, 9 p.m. ET. Should be a good one.

James Shotwell
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