Nikola Jokic Notches Another Triple Double in Denver Nuggets’ Win Over LA Clippers

Nikola Jokic Notches Another Triple Double in Denver Nuggets’ Win Over LA Clippers

Joel Reyes
February 27, 2023 at 10:45 AM
  • Nikola Jokic wreaked havoc against the Clippers, recording yet another triple-double
  • The Nuggets remained undefeated this season when Jokic accomplishes such a feat
  • Paul George nearly gave the Clippers the victory with his desperation last-ditch heave

Don’t forget about Nikola Jokic and Denver.

The Nuggets reminded everyone that they are the best team in the Western Conference, pulling off a thrilling 134-124 overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night.

'The Joker' dominated all evening to extend Denver’s lead atop the Western Conference standings to 5.5 games.

Paul George, Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George and Nikola Jokic faced off on the court. Image: Garrett Ellwood.
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Jokic posts monster numbers again

Jokic scored 40 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, and dished out ten assists in the match-up of West contenders, per ESPN.

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It was the 23rd triple-double of the season for Jokic, who continued to bolster his MVP credentials. He has been unstoppable lately, recording a triple-double in 14 of his past 19 games.

Nuggets coach, Michael Malone paid tribute to his star player, saying:

“If you’re looking for a great player that impacts winning in every possible way, whose team is first place in the Western Conference, he’s your man.”

Malone added that he knows Jokic is the MVP, saying his teammates, the Denver fans and those back home in Serbia know it as well.

The Serb got help from his teammates, with three other Denver players scoring in double-figures.

Michael Porter Jr. registered a double-double with 29 points and 11 rebounds, while Jamal Murray and Bruce Brown chipped in 21 and 13 points respectively.

George thrills with long heave

Jokic’s magical night was nearly spoiled by Paul George, whose long heave at the end of regulation for the win went in. Unfortunately for the Clips, he released his shot attempt just after the buzzer sounded.

Good things happen to Denver when Jokic stuffs the stat sheet.

The Nuggets have won 27 consecutive games when Jokic has a triple-double, including all 23 this season. That 27-0 mark by Denver when Jokic posts a triple-double is the longest streak in NBA history.

Kings spoil Westbrook's debut

Sports Brief recently reported on the Clippers’ epic double-overtime loss to the Sacramento Kings, by a narrow 176 points to 175.

Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox combined for 87 points to stun the packed crowd at Arena and spoiled the debut of Russell Westbrook.

The Clippers new signing had a solid outing, finishing with 17 points and 14 assists in 39 minutes of action against the Kings.

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