All of the numbers you have to know from Nikola Jokic’s historic three-game stretch to bolster MVP case

Nikola Jokic was at it once more on Sunday, main the Denver Nuggets to a 119-103 victory over the Golden State Warriors with 32 factors, 16 rebounds and 16 assists. His gorgeous efficiency was the most recent in a historic three-game stretch that has bolstered his case for a 3rd MVP award. 

Jokic’s sizzling streak has coincided with a three-game profitable streak for the defending champions, who at the moment are 39-19 on the season and 1.5 video games behind the Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder within the crowded race for the No. 1 seed within the Western Convention. 

The one factor that hasn’t gone proper for Jokic recently is that his “dangerous teammates” did not get him any items for his birthday. Along with his distinctive brilliance as soon as once more on full show, listed here are all of the numbers you have to know from this three-game stretch:

27.3, 16.7, 15.0

These are Jokic’s averages during the last three video games: 27.3 factors, 16.7 rebounds and 15 assists. He is additionally capturing 68.6% from the sphere to proceed one other extremely environment friendly marketing campaign. His consistency has been maybe probably the most spectacular facet of this run. This is a have a look at his traces from every recreation:

  • Feb. 22 vs. Wizards: 21 factors (10-of-10 FG), 19 rebounds, 15 assists
  • Feb. 23 vs. Path Blazers: 29 factors (12-of-17 FG), 15 rebounds, 14 assists
  • Feb. 25 vs. Warriors: 32 factors (13-of-24 FG), 16 rebounds, 16 assists

80, 50, 45

When you go by totals, Jokic has put up 82 factors, 50 rebounds and 45 assists in these three video games. He’s the second participant in NBA historical past to have no less than 80 factors, 50 rebounds and 45 assists in a three-game span, becoming a member of Wilt Chamberlain, who did so in March of 1968. 

14

Jokic’s passing has all the time been his greatest attribute, and after Sunday’s win, he is fourth within the league with 9.3 assists per recreation. He is additionally fourth in potential assists per recreation at 14.8. Throughout this sizzling streak, his teammates have been serving to him out by pulling down photographs, and he is recorded no less than 14 assists in every recreation. Mix that with how he is managed the glass lately and Jokic is now the first participant in NBA historical past with no less than 14 rebounds and 14 assists in three consecutive video games

30, 15, 15

The win over the Warriors was Jokic’s greatest scoring evening of this era, as he put up 32 factors for his 18th 30-point recreation of the season. Within the course of, he registered his third profession recreation with no less than 30 factors, 15 rebounds and 15 assists. That moved him previous Wilt Chamberlain (two) for the second-most such video games in NBA historical past. Solely Oscar Robertson (11) has extra. 

139

Jokic, in fact, simply bought one other triple-double within the win over the Warriors on Sunday. That was the 18th triple-double of the season and the 139th of his profession. Consequently, he moved previous LeBron James for fourth on the NBA’s all-time triple-double leaderboard (together with playoffs). Solely Russell Westbrook (210), Oscar Robertson (189) and Magic Johnson (168) have greater than Jokic. 

29

Within the first recreation of this span, Jokic had a triple-double within the Nuggets’ simple win over the Wizards. And with that, he had a triple-double in opposition to all 29 different groups within the league. The one different gamers who’ve performed the identical are James and Westbrook, who even have the privilege of triple-doubles in opposition to each group, together with these they performed on. 

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