Nikola Jokic joins elite company after 50th career triple-double

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Nikola Jokic has a huge night against the reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to lead the Nuggets in a 128-97 blowout victory over the Bucks.

The Joker put up 37 points, on 15-of-23 shooting from the field, making also two out of his three attempts from deep. He also registered 11 rebounds and 10 assists to record his 50th career triple-double.

As a result, he joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only center with 50+ triple-doubles. However, the Big Dipper completed the milestone in 703 games, while Jokic did it 287 games faster than him.

The Nuggets’ superstar is also just the ninth player in the history of the league having 50+ triple-doubles in his career joining an elite list of NBA players, per Elias Sports.

With the win over the Bucks, the Nuggets improved to 20-15 being on a three-game winning streak heading to the All-Star Break.

They will face the Indiana Pacers on Thursday hoping to close the first part of the season on the winning column.