Jokic recorded his third triple-double of the season — and second within the past week — with 29 points, a career-high 14 assists and 13 rebounds.
Nikola Jokic’s boxscore stats
- 37 minutes played and added 13 rebounds, 14 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal.
- 11/18 field goals made-attempted (FG%: 61.1%)
- 2/5 three point field goals made-attempted (3P%: 40.0%)
- 5/6 free throws made-attempted (FT% 83.3%)
- 3 fouls and 2 turnovers.
He even had a game-winning assist to get Gary Harris open for the 3-pointer at the buzzer. After the game, Jokic was to bring the fire with his quotes, especially when he talked about Russell Westbrook’s defense on Harris.
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— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) 2 February 2018
“I think Russell fell asleep,” he said. Jokic also called it “probably one of the best assists of my life” to get his huge win.
Coach Malone said after the match: “We don’t win this game without our young players who are so important to today,” Malone said, “and, more importantly, so important to our tomorrow … we are building the future of this team behind Gary, Jamal (and) Nikola.”