NBA Playoffs 2018-19: 3 Talking points from Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers - Game 4
#2 Nikola Jokic's triple-double performance
Stat line: 21 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists and 2 steals on 53.3 % shooting
Nikola Jokic's graph has only been upwards since the day he entered the league. The Serbian has shown improvement year after year and averaged career-high numbers across all the statistical categories this regular season.
He averaged a double-double (20.1 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game) for the second straight year and the opposition teams had no answer as the 24-year-old tore apart the defenses.
In the Game 3 that ended in 4 OT, a couple of days ago, Jokic logged 65 minutes and looked really exhausted towards the end of the game. It is a known fact that the playoffs are more physical and the Blazers have been doing everything in their reach to not make it easy for Jokic in the paint.
With stakes at an all-time high entering Game 4 for the Nuggets, Jokic put together an impressive triple-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists on 8-for-15 shooting. He was very aggressive and ended the night with a brilliant all-round performance.