Jokic was 25+20 too hard four times, set a record of five and one point in history, and the two U.S. matchups supported back-to-back MVPS

2022-05-20 0 By

On Jan. 26, the Nuggets won their second straight game with a 110-105 victory over the Pistons.The Nuggets led by as many as 15 points but lost in the final quarter, holding on to sixth place in the Western Conference after scoring just 13 points.Nikola Jokic had another magnificent exhibition game.In addition to the three points, two rebounds and one assist in the last quarter, Jokic scored 20 points, 19 points and 8 points in the first three quarters. In 34 minutes, he made 9 of 20 points, 3 of 8 3-pointers, 7 of 7 free throws, 28 points, 21 rebounds, 9 assists and 1 steal on 45 percent shooting, 37.5 percent from 3-point range.The Pistons had only 36 rebounds while Jokic scored 21 points. Jokic has had an impressive variety of breakouts this season, and he and Embiid have formed the ultimate matchup.Jokic could have had a 28+20+ triple-double. He played just five minutes in the fourth quarter, but jokic wasn’t obsessed with stats and trying to get an assist.He still leads the league with 12 triple-doubles this season.He set many more records in this battle.1. Jokic became the only player in NBA history to record 5,000 rebounds and 3,000 assists in less than 500 games (494).2. Jokic had at least 20 rebounds in a game for the eighth time in his career, the most in team history;3. Jokic led the league with at least 25 points and 20 rebounds for the fourth time this season, tying Kannis antetokounmpo with kuzma.4. Jokic is second in the league with 20 points, 5 rebounds and assists in his third half of the season. Harden leads the league four times.5. Jokic recorded 300 points, 150 rebounds and 100 assists in a month for the eighth time in his career, second only to David O’s 12.”Nikola Jokic isn’t just an MVP, he’s an all-time MVP,” nuggets reporters wrote.Jokic, who also has an all-time high PER (33.65), has a good chance of winning back-to-back MVPS this season as the nuggets hold the sixth seed in the West due to a slew of injuries. Only the Nuggets have a core in the top nine teams in the West, and the rest of the teams have at least two cores.Jokic once again tops the league in the latest MVP poll.In the latest BBR list, Jokic leads the league in MVP probability at 35.3%.By Yan Xiaobai