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Nikola Jokic Makes NBA History vs. Toronto Raptors

Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic went off vs. Toronto
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In a win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night, Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic finished with 35 points, 17 rebounds, 12 assists, 6 steals, and 2 blocks. Per Basketball Reference's StatHead, such a line had never been recorded in NBA history before this game, making Jokic the first to do it.

Even if the criteria were lowered to 35 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists, and 5 steals, Jokic would join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Terry Cummings, and George McGinnis as the only four players in NBA history to post such a line. Even when removing the blocks, Jokic's line of 35 points, 17 rebounds, 12 assists, and 6 steals had never been done before this game.

Continuing to break records on seemingly a nightly basis, Jokic has not slowed down at all from his historic playoff run that resulted in his first championship and Finals MVP award. The favorite to win league MVP this season, which would be the third of his career, Jokic is already an all-time great, and he is continuing to add to his legendary resume.

This game against the Raptors was truly a dominant showing for Jokic, who helped his Nuggets overcome a 22-point deficit to pick up a huge win. The Nuggets remain in pursuit of the first seed, and this win was a big one to keep pace with other top teams in the West.

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