The Milwaukee Bucks came into Tuesday night on a high, riding a five-game winning streak. That all came to an end, however, as the Denver Nuggets snapped that run by virtue of a runaway 128-97 victory keyed by none other than Nikola Jokic. He recorded a ninth triple-double of the season and 50th of his career thus far, putting up 37 points, grabbing ten rebounds, and dishing out 11 assists along the way. In recording #50, Jokic became just the second center in the history of the game to have that number or more, with only Wilt Chamberlain being the other.
That’s some fine company to be in, regardless of the stat. To defeat the Bucks, you typically have to outdo Giannis, and that’s what he did. Giannis had 27 of his own on 10-15 from the floor, but he just didn’t have the kind of help he needed to help the Bucks continue their resurgence here. The win for the Nuggets, which also saw Jamal Murray provide them with 24 points, was their third in a row and took them to 20-15. No matter what their record is, though, this will not be an easy team to draw for anyone come playoff time due to the presence of Jokic and Murray.