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Jokic records 50th career triple-double as Nuggets roll past Bucks

Nikola Jokic recorded his 50th career triple-double with 37 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds to help the Denver Nuggets cool off the Milwaukee Bucks, 128-97, on Tuesday night, March 2 (Wednesday, March 3, Philippine time).

For Jokic, it was his ninth triple-double of the season and came one night after he finished with 39 points, 14 rebounds, and 9 assists in a win against the Bulls as Denver secured its third win in a row to open a five-game road trip.

He is the ninth player in NBA history with 50-plus triple-doubles, joining Oscar Robertson (181), Russell Westbrook (156), Magic Johnson (138), Jason Kidd (107), LeBron James (97), Wilt Chamberlain (78), Larry Bird (59) and James Harden (53).

The Nuggets improved to 41-9 when Jokic finishes with a triple-double and were very effective on offense shooting 55.8% (53-for-95) as they snapped the Bucks' five-game winning streak despite Giannis Antetokounmpo's 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists.

Antetokounmpo also had his streak of 4 consecutive games scoring 35 or more points, which was tied with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most in franchise history, halted by a strong effort from the Nuggets' frontcourt.

Jokic had 9 assists in the first half and Jamal Murray scored 18 of his 24 points before the half as Denver led by as many as 21 points in the 2nd quarter. 

The Nuggets scored 99 points after 3 quarters shooting 55.4% (41-74) over that span.

The Nuggets' zone defense contributed to Milwaukee shooting only 27.5% from three-point range (11-for-40). Denver also dominated in the paint outscoring Milwaukee 56-32 and 20-7 in second chance points.

Will Barton and Michael Porter Jr contributed to that effort at both ends. Barton finished with 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists and Porter Jr totaled 11 points and 7 rebounds.

PJ Dozier also finished with 19 points and Monte Morris added 10.

Khris Middleton finished with 20 points and 6 assists for the Bucks, and Brook Lopez added 12 points and 5 rebounds.

Jrue Holiday, who played his second game since returning from a 10-game absence due to health and safety protocols, was still not in his typical form. 

Holiday finished with 4 points on 2-of-6 shooting and 3 assists in 18 minutes and 15 seconds. – Rappler.com