Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic became the sixth player to record 100 career triple-doubles on Tuesday night when he finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the Denver Nuggets’ wire-to-wire 133-112 win over the Houston Rockets.
“Not bad for a stat-padder,” Jokic joked postgame when asked what the milestone meant to him.
It was perhaps fitting that Jokic reached the mark in understated fashion, as is his style. He barely had to break a sweat against the lowly Rockets, who have now lost 10 games in a row and have the worst record in the league at 13-48. If Jokic had wanted to, he could have put up some massive numbers, just as Damian Lillard did with his 71-point night against the Rockets over the weekend.