N.Ikora Jokic recorded two consecutive triple-doubles for the ninth time in the season. Denver Nuggets 123-111 win boston celtics.
The Serbian player scored 30 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists in 32 minutes, making free throws 8/11 in 2 seconds, 2-2 and 8-8 in 3 seconds.
With these numbers nugget Nominated 41st NBAIn the 2014 Draft, he averaged 25.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and 9.5 assists for the season, along with a staggering 61.6 shooting percentage.
Jokic is the frontrunner for third MVP
nugget coach Mike Malone Defended Jokic’s candidacy for the season’s NBA MVP and warned voters that he shouldn’t be overlooked just because he won it earlier.
“The reason people don’t give Nikola Jokic A third NBA MVP because he’s already won two in a row? That’s lazy,” he said.
Jokiku (27) has been the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in each of the last two seasons, averaging 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists on a 56.6% shooting percentage, earning him the 2021 MVP award with 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists. Earned 2022 MVP with 7.9 assists. 58.3 percent shooting.
“Nikola Jokic is my MVP.He should be the NBA MVP three times in a row,” said teammate. Bruce Brown said after winning celtics.
“He does everything for us. Jokiku, I don’t know where we are. ”
Jokic looking to beat Larry Bird’s record
larry bird In 1984, 1985 and 1986, he was the last player to win the NBA MVP award in three consecutive seasons.
Wilt Chamberlain From 1965 to 1968 Bill Russell From 1960 to 1963, he is the only two other players to win MVP in three consecutive seasons.
Barcelona didn’t want ‘fat’ Jokic
Jokiku began his professional career in Mega Vizslawhere he attracted attention Barcelonacame close to signing him.
In the early days of basketball, the current NBA star was overweight, questioning his performance in competitive basketball until he was named the Adria League’s best player at the age of 19.
“When I was a kid, I drank over three liters of Coca-Cola every day and I really miss it.” Jokiku admitted in an ESPN interview.
Jokiku After being selected 41st overall in the 2014 draft, he entered the NBA through Backdoor, but was not even televised due to a Taco Bell commercial that overlapped.