Another triple-double for Nikola Jokic

Nikol Jokic is unstoppable at the moment

Nikola Jokic authored another triple-double in his Denver’s loss against Sacramento Kings. This was his third triple-double in last four games. Despite the loss, he scored 26 points, and had 12 assists and 11 rebounds.

After tying Fat Lever’s franchise record on Monday, his 44th triple-double gave him the team’s all-time record. The only bad thing in rather stellar night was teams high 10 rebounds on which the Nuggets’ coach Maloney stated that this is unacceptable.

Nuggets did not start the season as planed since in the first 4 games their score is 1-4 which is not good for the last year Conference finalists.

Point guard Monte Morris made 24 points and four assists as a replacement for Murray. De’Aaron Fox on the other side made 24 points and 10 assists. Morris also reflected on the high number or turnovers saying that it is not good that they could not get back in the game. He added: “We need to fix our transition. This is going to keep haunting us”.

No matter what, Nikola Jokic continues to pile up triple-doubles. He finished the match against Sacramento with his 44th triple-double, to be precise with kind of a “quadruple-double” since he had 10 turnovers as well.

However, the “positive” quadruple-double (points, assists, rebounds, steals and blocks) achieved only 4 players in NBA history:

  • Nate Thurmond (Golden State) against Atlanta Hawks in the match that took place on October 18th, 1974. He was the first player ever to achieve this. He managed to score 24 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists, and 12 blocks.
  • Alvin Robertson (San Antonio) against Phoenix Suns. It was February 18th, 1986. It was his second year in the NBA but he scored 20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals. It is worth mentioning that he still holds the record for most steals per game, with 2,71 steals per game during his career.
  • Hakeem Olajuwon (Huston Rockets). He is little better than the previous two since he managed to get two quadruple-doubles in his career, within a month. First one was on March 3rd, 1990, against the Golden State Warriors when he scored 29 points, 18 rebounds, 10 assists and 11 blocks. Other one was on March 29th, 1990, against Milwaukee Bucks where he scored 18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, and 11 blocks. He is also the only player in history that managed to get 200 rebounds and 200 steals in one season.
  • David Robinson (San Antonio). On February 17th, 1994 (the latest addition to the exclusive list) he scored 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 blocks against Detroit Pistons.

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