Reporter Seo Jang-won = The Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) won thanks to Nikola Jokic’s triple-double performance.
Denver won 119-115 in a home game against the Charlotte Hornets in the 2022-23 NBA regular season held at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado, USA on the 19th (Korean time).
Denver, who won 18-11 with the victory on this day, became the sole third place in the Western Conference. On the other hand, Charlotte, who fell into the pit of 8 consecutive losses, could not get out of the bottom of the Eastern Conference with 7 wins and 23 losses.
The key to Denver’s victory was Jokic. Yokichi led the team to victory by showing off his strength by scoring 40 points alone. In addition, he grabbed 27 rebounds and added 10 assists, completing his fifth triple-double this season.
Jokic has etched his name into NBA history. He became the third player in history to record at least 40 points, 25 rebounds and 10 assists in a single NBA game after Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor.
He also became the second player to record a 40-point triple-double this season after Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks).
Jokic recorded 20 rebounds in the first half of the day alone, which is the first record in four years since Dwight Howard in 2018.메이저사이트
Amid Yokichi’s performance, Denver succeeded in turning around with 1 minute and 16 seconds left in the second quarter, and continued its momentum in the second half, winning the victory without allowing Charlotte to turn around until the end.
In addition to Jokic, Kentavius Cadwell-Pope scored 20 points, Aaron Gordon scored 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Bruce Brown scored 16 points.
Charlotte struggled with a total of seven players scoring double-digit points, including Lamelo Ball scoring 31 points, but it was not enough to overcome Denver, who Jokic was holding on to.