Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic Posts Massive Triple-Double in Win Over Golden State Warriors

The Denver Nuggets faced the Golden State Warriors in a battle of Western Conference contenders last night, and Nikola Jokic delivered his team a dominant 134-117 win. The versatile MVP candidate stuffed that stat sheet with 22 points, 14 rebounds, 16 assists, one steal, and one block.

Jokic also hit on an ultra-efficient nine of his 13 field goal attempts and sunk four of his five free throws. The big night was his 17th triple-double of the season, and it lifted his season averages to an impressive 25.0 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 10.1 assists per game with a deadly .631 field goal percentage. As ever, he is the NBA's advanced stats king, leading all players in player efficiency rating (32.2), win share (10.2), box plus/minus (13.3), and value over replacement player (5.8).

The Nuggets are a Western Conference-best 36-16 and trail the Boston Celtics by a single game for the NBA's best record. Somehow, some way, Jokic may be having his best season yet. The two-time MVP is posting a career-best .704 true shooting percentage, and his win share per 48 minutes of .324 is the best since the days of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. If Jokic can top this campaign with a title, it has a chance to go down as one of the great single-season performances of all time.

The Nuggets host the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.

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