Saturday night in the NBA was the night of triple-doubles. Portland Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum notched his first-ever triple-double against the Atlanta Hawks in a win at home with Damian Lillard sitting out while resting various ailments.
Then Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic added another triple-double as his team beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 126-110.
Jokic’s triple-double was a historic one at that. According to the NBA, Jokic’s triple-double helped him join Oscar Robertson as just one of two players in history with multiple 30-point, 15-rebound, and 10-assist games before the age of 24.
It was the first game back for Jokic after he was suspended for one game after leaving the bench during an altercation between Utah Jazz big man Derrick Favors and Mason Plumlee on Jan. 23. Jokic missed the next game against the Phoenix Suns, but returned to Denver in style.
With the way Jokic plays, it seems as though he is primed to notch more triple-doubles in his career. Now, if someone would just give him a high five.
Take a look at the highlights from his historic performance in the video above.