The Denver Nuggets took down the aching Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.
Denver was able to beat LA because that team is downright awful right now but also because the Nuggets are quite powerful in their own right.
That is partly due to the work and expertise of Nikola Jokic.
The back-to-back MVP is having an amazing season so far and that’s not surprising at all.
The Joker continues to put the team on his back. 😤 pic.twitter.com/qsdj8KL0Pa
— theScore (@theScore) October 27, 2022
Jokic has now led his team in points, rebounds, and assists for the 85th time in his career on Wednesday night.
That is already the most by a center in the history of the NBA.
It’s impressive to see a player lead their team in one of those statistics, but Jokic dominating all three plainly shows just how special he is.
Jokic Leading The Way
The Nuggets now have a 3-2 record, which is an impressive start.
But this year, impressive won’t be enough – the Nuggets will have to be downright outstanding if they wish to take the West or make it far in the postseason.
Jokic will obviously be a huge part of that.
Through five games, Jokic has averaged 22.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 9.4 assists.
The man has been shooting a wonderful 65.6% from the field and has remained the team’s leader, even with the inclusion of Jamal Murray.
The Nuggets are still very much Jokic’s team, and he’s more than comfortable with that.
It has been said before but Jokic is built like a typical NBA big man but he surely doesn’t play like one.
His ability to nail assists and deep twos and threes makes him move like a guard but block and score like a center.
There just really isn’t anyone else like Jokic in the NBA right now.