Nikola Jokic Achieves Historic Triple-Double In Dominant Victory Over Memphis Grizzlies

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In a dazzling display of skill and efficiency, Denver Nuggets' standout Nikola Jokic made NBA history during Thursday night's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Jokic's first-half performance, featuring 15 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1 block, all on a perfect 100% shooting, solidified his status alongside Pau Gasol as the only players in NBA history to achieve such a remarkable half.

The groundbreaking statistics were unearthed through Basketball Reference's StatHead, revealing that Jokic had previously achieved this extraordinary line two other times in his career, while Gasol's lone occurrence dates back to 2017.

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Jokic's historic run didn't cease after the first half, as he continued to dominate, finishing the game with an impressive 26 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists on an immaculate 11/11 shooting performance.

This achievement placed Jokic in the exclusive company of Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history to achieve a triple-double or better on perfect shooting, according to StatHead.

The Nuggets' star's unique blend of production and efficiency once again showcased what sets him apart in the league. Despite occasional off nights, Jokic's consistency and effectiveness on the court make him a formidable force.

The game saw the absence of Memphis' star player Ja Morant, who was ruled out due to illness just before tip-off, diminishing the anticipated matchup.

With Jokic leading the charge and Morant sidelined, Denver capitalized on a significant star power advantage, resulting in a commanding performance and a resounding victory. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

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