The Rundown: Another Jokic triple-double, another Nuggets win

Published February 24, 2023, 1:50 PMJC Ansis

Nikola Jokic's triple-double was enough for the Nuggets to get past the Cavaliers.


Nuggets 115, Cavaliers 109
Celtics 142, Pacers 138 OT
Magic 108, Pistons 106
Sixers 110, Grizzlies 105
Raptors 115, Pelicans 110
Mavericks 142, Spurs 116
Jazz 120, Thunder 119
Lakers 124, Warriors 111
Kings 133, Blazers 116

What went down

NBA regular season action resumed today with nine games on slate, one of which featured the Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers.

It was a battle between two great teams in their respective conferences, but in the end, it was the Nuggets who got the road win.

Two-time MVP Nikola Jokic recorded his 14th triple-double in 16 games and 22nd overall, while Michael Porter Jr. led the team with 25 markers.

Cleveland was up 105-101 late in the fourth period but Denver went on a 13-4 run—including triples from Jokic and Porter—to grab a five-point lead. The Cavaliers failed to score on three straight possessions as the Nuggets escaped with the win.

According to StatMuse, the Nuggets are an undefeated 22-0 when the Joker gets a triple-double. And if he keeps this up, he will be the first player in NBA history to record 20+ triple-doubles in a season without a loss. Crazy.

Big-time baller

Seeing the words "Nikola Jokic" and "triple-double" in the same sentence is getting mundane. But it doesn't mean we should stop appreciating what the Joker is doing.

In the Nuggets' win over the Cavaliers, Jokic was unstoppable with 24 points (on an efficient 8-of-13 shots), 18 rebounds, 13 assists, and two steals.

Those numbers were so impressive that no other player in the NBA has reached those numbers this season. Jokic has done it twice.

What he said

In the pregame show today, Kenny Smith stated that this season is the Sixers' best chance to win the NBA title. Do you agree?

One factor to being a successful team in the NBA is having great locker room vibes. This video is proof why the Denver Nuggets are No. 1 in the West.

Did you see that?

"He took off in Montreal - he landed in Toronto!"

Meanwhile, in Orlando, Wendell Carter Jr. broke the hearts of the Detroit Pistons with a tip-in at the buzzer.