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Nuggets' Nikola Jokic puts up Wilt Chamberlain-like numbers in win over Hornets

Dec 19, 2022

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic showed exactly why he’s the back-to-back NBA MVP winner and one of the best players in the league.

Jokic led the Nuggets to a 119-115 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night and did something nobody has ever seen since Basketball Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain was running baseline to baseline.

Jokic scored 40 points on 13-of-26 shooting, including 2-of-4 from the three-point line. He added 27 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals. He’s the first player since Chamberlain to score at least 40 points, grab at least 25 rebounds and dish out at least 10 assists in a game.

Chamberlain did it for the Philadelphia 76ers on March 18, 1968, when he scored 53 points, grabbed 32 rebounds and dished out 14 assists.

Source: Fox News

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