Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic continues to assert himself as one of the greatest big men in NBA history, recording a triple-double against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
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With 17 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists, the season-high, Jokic posted his third triple-double of the season and 60 of his career, passing Larry Bird for eighth place of all time.
Most triple-doubles in NBA history
|1.||Russell Westbrook *||189|
|7.||James Harden *||62|
|8.||Nikola Jokic *||60|
* Active player
Four of the top 10 players on the list are currently in the league, with Lakers guard Russell Westbrook at No. 1, while Jokic is the only non-guard on the list alongside Wilt Chamberlain.
It was a difficult night shooting the ball for Jokic, who hit just 6 of 17 shots from the field and 1 of 5 from beyond the arc in a 109-97 loss to the Bulls, dropping the Nuggets to 11-11. In the season.
Denver has now lost eight of its last 10 games and ranks seventh in the Western Conference standings.