Nikola Jokic turned in an historic triple-double Wednesday night.
"Joker" scored 32 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and dished 10 assists in the Nuggets' 98-95 win over the Jazz, becoming only the third player since the NBA-ABA merger to post at least a 30-20-10 stat line.
|Nikola Jokic (Nuggets)||2020||30||21||10|
|DeMarcus Cousins (Pelicans; 2OT game)||2018||44||23||10|
|David Lee (Knicks)||2010||37||20||10|
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Jokic is the 10th player in NBA history with a 30-20-10 triple-double, and only the second in the past 35 years to have such a triple-double in a win. DeMarcus Cousins is the other player.
Jokic had the stellar night against one of the league's best defenders in Rudy Gobert. He was 14-of-24 from the field, including 13-of-14 when Gobert was guarding him, and 2-for-4 at the free throw line. Of his 21 boards, six were on the offensive end.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, Jokic joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players in NBA history with a 30-20-10 stat line on the road before turning 25.
Nikola Jokic and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are the only players in NBA history (including playoffs) with 30 Pts, 20 Reb, & 10 Ast on the road before turning 25 years old.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 6, 2020
Kareem's came in the 1970 playoffs as a rookie (April 13, 1970).
Jokic turns 25 two weeks from today. pic.twitter.com/oY8LAhnTXF