Nuggets vs. Lakers: Nikola Jokic makes historical past in a triple-sweep, and it’s not over but

Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets accomplished their sweep of the Lakers on Monday and marched to the primary NBA Finals in franchise historical past. Jokic was named Western Convention MVP (now referred to as the Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson Award) after averaging 27 factors, 14.7 rebounds, and 11.3 assists for the sequence.

Slightly historical past of the triple-double breaker for you, in response to CBS Sports activities Analysis:

  • Jokic completed with 30 factors, 14 rebounds and 13 assists within the clincher on Monday. That is his eighth triple-double in these playoffs, an NBA document for a single postseason, and he nonetheless has one sequence remaining.
  • Jokic is now averaging 29.9 factors, 13.3 rebounds, and 10.3 assists in these playoffs. He’s the primary participant in historical past to common a triple-double over the primary 15 video games of the postseason. So long as Jokic data a minimum of six assists in Recreation 1 of the Finals, he would be the first to common a triple-double over 16 matches.
  • Jokic averaged 27.8 factors, 14, .5 rebounds and 11.7 assists in opposition to the Lakers, making him the primary participant in historical past to common a triple-double in a best-of-7 sequence.
  • Jokic, who put up 34.5 factors, 13.2 rebounds and 10.3 assists in opposition to the Suns within the second spherical, now has two of the very best scoring averages of any participant who averaged a triple-double over your entire sequence of the playoffs.


(Triple Double) PPG

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Russell Westbrook



Nikola Jokic



LeBron James



Wilt Chamberlain



Nikola Jokic



Right here’s an ideal nugget, too: Jamaal Murray completed capturing 52.7/40.5/95.0 splits in opposition to the Lakers. That is the primary time in historical past {that a} participant has shot 50-40-90 on a best-of-7 sequence move.

It’s onerous to beat the Nuggets with the Jokic-Murray duo working at this historic stage fairly actually. Just one staff has the prospect to knock down Denver. Presumably that might be the Miami Warmth, who had been poised to comb their staff over the Celtics with Recreation 4 scheduled for Tuesday.