Nikola Jokic’s near-perfect performance leads Nuggets to victory against Grizzlies

Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic delivers a near-perfect performance in a dominant win over Memphis

Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets displayed an outstanding performance on Thursday night, coming close to a perfect game on the basketball court. The beefy center scored 26 points, making a perfect 11 out of 11 shots from the field and 3 out of 3 from the foul line, leading the Nuggets to a resounding 142-105 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at Ball Arena.

Jokic’s impressive outing saw him leave the game in the third quarter to a chorus of “MVP” chants from the crowd, after securing a triple-double with 10 assists and 14 rebounds. The only slight blemish on his record was three turnovers in his 30 minutes on the court.

The Nuggets’ win extended their season-best six-game winning streak, and they also achieved a season-high score of 142 points. Jokic’s exceptional performance was backed by Jamal Murray, who scored 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting and added nine assists.

The Grizzlies, led by star point guard Ja Morant, were no match for the Nuggets, with the absence of Morant due to illness making little difference on the night.

This victory marked the third time in Jokic’s career that he posted a triple-double without missing a shot from the field. Additionally, Jokic and Wilt Chamberlain are the only players in NBA history to have achieved multiple triple-doubles while shooting 100% from the field.

This historic performance from Jokic sets the stage for an exciting matchup, as the Nuggets, winners of nine of their last 10 games, prepare to face Oklahoma City on Friday night.

The game also saw Peyton Watson stepping up in place of the injured Aaron Gordon, showcasing his potential as an offensive player and finishing the game with 20 points, including four 3-pointers.

The Nuggets’ strong showing, both offensively and defensively, has solidified their position as a formidable force in the NBA, and their consistent performances are propelling them forward in the 2023 season. Their upcoming game against Oklahoma City promises to be another thrilling battle as they continue their quest for basketball glory.

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