In a stunning display of skill and athleticism, Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets achieved his 116th regular-season triple-double. This remarkable feat also marked the third time in his career where he achieved a perfect 100% shooting rate, a record shared only with the legendary Wilt Chamberlain, as confirmed by the Elias Sports Bureau.
With a flawless shooting performance, Jokic’s only flaw on the stat sheet were the three turnovers he committed during the game. It is worth noting that in the previous game, he went 18-18 from the free-throw line. His consistency and accuracy on the court have earned praise from his teammates and coaches alike.
Jokic’s stellar performance was not the only highlight of the game. Nuggets guard, Jamal Murray, also had an outstanding night, shooting 9-12 from the field and contributing 23 points to the team’s 142-105 victory. Coach Michael Malone commended both players for their exceptional shooting efficiency.
Selflessness and Team Spirit
Beyond his individual achievements, Jokic’s true character shines through his selflessness and team-oriented mindset. He takes joy in the success of his teammates and prioritizes their accomplishments over his own. This genuine display of sportsmanship has earned him admiration from his peers and coaches.
Missed Opportunity for the Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies, missing star player Ja Morant due to illness, faced a challenging night without their key contributor. The absence of Morant, who recently made headlines for a controversial incident on social media, had an impact on the team’s performance. Despite the setback, Coach Malone acknowledged the Grizzlies’ strength as a formidable opponent.
End of a Winning Streak
The loss to the Denver Nuggets put an end to the Grizzlies’ four-game winning streak and brings their season record to 10-20. The team will regroup and look to bounce back from this setback as they continue their journey in the NBA.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.