Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic keeps moving up the NBA’s all-time triple-doubles list. Via ESPN.com:
Nikola Jokic, inching closer to tying Wilt Chamberlain on the career triple-doubles list, joined the Hall of Famer as the only players with multiple 25-point triple-doubles on 80% shooting in NBA history on Sunday.
Jokic had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists while shooting 12-of-15 from the field in a 124-104 win over the Brooklyn Nets. He has an NBA-best 14 triple-doubles this season and 71 for his career, just seven away from tying Chamberlain for sixth all-time.
The Nuggets are 29-24 this season, which is the sixth best record in the Western conference.
Their leading scorers so far in 2021-22 are Jokic at 25.9 ppg, Will Barton at 15.3 ppg, Aaron Gordon at 14.5 ppg, and Monte Morris at 12.8 ppg. Star point guard Jamal Murray is injured and hasn’t played this season.