The Denver Nuggets needed a strong performance from their best player as they looked to topple one of the NBA’s very best teams on Monday night. Nikola Jokic obliged with 23 points, 15 assists, and 11 rebounds in Denver’s thrilling road win over the Toronto Raptors.
‘Big Honey’ dipped deep into his pot and delivered some delicious dimes as he picked apart one of the strongest defenses in the league. Those 15 assists, including this jaw-dropping dish to Murray in the second, came with just two turnovers as Jokic was in complete control from start to finish.
We also saw some efficient and assertive scoring from the big man. He put up 23 points by hitting 8 of his 13 shot attempts—five of those points coming in the final 40 seconds of the game.
What a performance from the Joker.
Watch the highlights from his triple-double here: