Nuggets star Nikola Jokic becomes third-youngest player in NBA history to reach 20 career triple-doubles
The Nuggets earned a 103-99 victory over the Miami Heat, with Jokic sealing the victory with a floater in the lane.
However, perhaps his biggest accomplishment was the excellent triple-double total, which was his fourth of the season.
But by picking up the 20th of his career, he became just the third-youngest player in NBA history to reach that number, with only Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson ahead of him in that category.
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
Jokic is currently averaging 18.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game this season, and he continues to make a huge impact for the Nuggets on a nightly basis.
It’s not easy to achieve a triple-double in any game, as many players go their entire careers without being able to earn that type of stat line.
So, for Jokic to already have as many as he does at such a young age says a lot about his overall talents.
Denver continues to find a ton of confidence and momentum due to the 27-12 start, with the Nuggets able to rebound from the loss to the Houston Rockets on Monday night.