Nuggets center Nikola Jokic passes Larry Bird for eighth all-time in triple-doubles

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Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic continues to assert himself as one of the best playmaking big men in NBA history, recording a milestone triple-double against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. 

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With 17 points, 12 rebounds and season-high 15 assists, Jokic notched his third triple-double of the season and the 60th of his career, passing Larry Bird for eighth all-time.

Most triple-doubles in NBA history

RANK PLAYER TRIPLE-DOUBLES
1.  Russell Westbrook* 189
2. Oscar Robertson 181
3. Magic Johnson 138
4. Jason Kidd 107
5. LeBron James* 99
6. Wilt Chamberlain 78
7. James Harden* 62
8. Nikola Jokic* 60
9. Larry Bird 59
10. Fat Lever 43

*Active player

Four of the top 10 players on the list are currently in the league, with Lakers guard Russell Westbrook sitting at No. 1, while Jokic is the only non-guard on the list alongside Wilt Chamberlain. 

It was a tough night shooting the ball for Jokic, who connected on just 6-of-17 from the field and 1-of-5 from beyond the arc in the 109-97 loss to the Bulls, dropping the Nuggets to 11-11 on the season. 

Denver has now lost eight of their past 10 games and sits at seventh in the Western Conference standings.

WIthout the injured duo of Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr., the Nuggets have struggled this season, but they’ll look to string a run of wins together over their next five games, taking on the New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs (twice), Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves.



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