Nikola Jokic made NBA history with Nuggets vs. Hornets on Sunday night

Nikola Jokic another history made
December 19, 2022

The Nuggets defeated the Charlotte Hornets 119-115 on Sunday night to win their fourth game in a row, but Nikola Jokic’s outstanding performance was the game’s main talking point.


Only twice this season has Jokic played more than 40 minutes in a single game, and he finished with 40 points, a career-high 27 rebounds, and ten assists. This was his second 40-point performance, second in many games, fifth triple-double of the year, and his 81st triple-double overall.


Even though scoring a 40-point triple-double is impressive, Nikola Jokic’s rebounding statistics from this game stood out.


Jokic was unstoppable in the paint, collecting a career-high 27 rebounds. He joined Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor as the sole additional players. In NBA history to ever record averaging at least 40 points, ten assists, and 25 rebounds in a single game.


According to NBA statistics, he is also the first player to post such numbers since Wilt Chamberlain did so in 1968 with 52 points, 32 rebounds, and 14 assists.


Many people ignore Nikola Jokic’s achievements on the court because he has won the MVP award in back-to-back seasons.


After a sluggish start to the season compared to what we were used to seeing from Jokic, the Nuggets’ star is now averaging 30 points, nine points, 13 points, five rebounds, and nine points three assists per game while shooting 60 points and eight percent from the field in December.


The Nuggets are once again a Western Conference contender for the championship, and they will go as far as Nikola Jokic can carry them.


Jokic is a once-in-a-lifetime type of player because of how dominant he is and how adept he is at making passes for a center almost 7 feet tall.


Tuesday night’s game between the Denver Nuggets, Ja Morant, and the Memphis Grizzlies will be Nikola Jokic’s next opportunity to produce another historic performance.

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