Now that the NBA All-Star break is over, there are many questions about the league that need answering.
One of the biggest questions is this: Can Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets keep it up?
All season long, Jokic has been perhaps the best star in the league and has been making a strong case for a third-straight MVP award.
There is still plenty of time left in the season but based on what we saw Thursday, it seems likely that Jokic will not slow down.
Most triple-doubles this season:
22 — Nikola Jokic
21 — Next 3 players combined pic.twitter.com/KHQQFaRAa5
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Jokic posted 24 points, 18 rebounds, and 13 assists in a big win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
That was yet another triple-double for the Serbian superstar.
So far this season, Jokic has produced 22 triple-doubles while the next three NBA players combined have had 21.
No one comes close to Jokic in the triple-double department and this shows, once again, that he’s a player unlike any other.
It’s not often that a big man averages 24.7 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 10.2 assists a game.
It is important to note that those are the most assists in Jokic’s career.
But his numbers are made even sweeter by the fact that the Nuggets remain the top team in the Western Conference.
They have solidified their hold on that position, with their 42-18 record putting them six games ahead of the second-place Memphis Grizzlies.
There is no doubt that the Nuggets wouldn’t be in the spot they are now if it weren’t for Jokic.
Jokic might be on his way to winning another MVP trophy and if he continues to produce numbers like this then he absolutely deserves it.NEXT: The Nuggets Have A Special Recipe For An Automatic Win