MANILA, Philippines – Nikola Jokic is no stranger to stuffing the stats sheet, and he dropped another triple-double to lift the Denver Nuggets past the Miami Heat, 103-99, on Tuesday, January 8 (Wednesday, January 9, Philippine time).
The do-it-all center scattered 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in 40 minutes as the Nuggets remained at the top of the Western Conference with a 27-12 record ahead of defending champs Golden State Warriors.
Jokic even came up clutch, knocking down the go-ahead floater over Bam Adebayo that broke a 99-all deadlock en route to the Nuggets triumph.
The 23-year-old Serbian joined an elite company by becoming the third youngest player in NBA history to collect 20 triple-doubles next to legends Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson.
Nikola Jokic recorded 29 PTS, 11 REB and 10 AST tonight for the @nuggets, the 20th triple-double of his NBA career. At age 23, Jokic is the third-youngest player to reach 20 triple-doubles; Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson were both 22 at the time of their 20th. @EliasSports pic.twitter.com/z65oOazePS — NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) January 9, 2019