Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is a special talent, and the 22-year-old *quickly* put his all-around skills on display during the team’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.
Jokic recorded a triple-double… in the first half. Jokic had a triple-double in the game’s first 14 minutes, 33 seconds, good for the quickest triple-double in NBA history.
Nikola Jokic reached a triple-double with 1:54 left in the second quarter.
That's the fastest triple-double in the NBA in the past 20 seasons. pic.twitter.com/kCy9a03ZGn
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 16, 2018
Nikola Jokic just recorded the fastest triple-double in NBA history (14:33).
Previous record was 17 minutes back in 1955 by Jim Tucker.
— Justin Phan (@jphanned) February 16, 2018
Jokic had this nasty no-look pass for one of the assists:
— NBA (@NBA) February 16, 2018
Again, this is a center. Entering the game, Jokic was already fourth among centers in NBA history in triple-doubles.
All-time triple doubles by a center:
Alvan Adams: 12
Nikola Jokic: 10
— T.J. McBride (@TJMcBrideNBA) February 14, 2018
And this is Jokic’s second straight triple-double; he had one Tuesday night against the Spurs.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Nikola Jokic: "He's got one of those George Gervin paces about him, you know. He looks like he's just kind of waltzing around and that kind of thing. But he's so skilled. He can shoot it. He passes. He's just a very smart player." #Nuggets
— Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) February 14, 2018
Jokic finished with 30 points, 17 assists, and 15 rebounds in the Nuggets’ 134-123 win over the Bucks. The third-year Serbian star has led Denver to a 32-26 record, which currently has them tied for the sixth-best record in the Western Conference.