Nikola Jokic could join Elite Company in Game 2


Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets shoots a three-pointer during the third quarter against the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the 2023 NBA Finals at Ball Arena on June 01, 2023 in Denver, Colorado.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this photograph, user accepts the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

The Denver Nuggets could take a 2-0 lead in the 2023 NBA Finals on Sunday night.

The Western Conference champions had a terrific Game 1, earning a comfortable victory over the Miami Heat at the Ball Arena.

Once again, Nikola Jokic was gone, recording another triple-double in that magical playoff run.

If he saves another in Game 2, he’ll join Magic Johnson and Wilt Chamberlain as the only three players to save back-to-back triple-doubles in the Finals.

Wilt was the first to achieve this feat, in the 1967 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.

Chamberlain recorded 16 points, 33 rebounds and 10 assists in Game 1 of the San Francisco Warriors vs. Philadelphia 76ers series.

He recorded a triple-double of 10 points, 38 rebounds and 10 assists in Game 2 of a series that saw his Sixers win 4-2.

Magic Johnson achieved this same feat in 1984 against the Boston Celtics.

The Los Angeles Lakers icon had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 21 assists in Game 3 of that year’s Finals.

In Game 4, he recorded 20 points, 11 rebounds and 17 assists.

Unfortunately, his Lakers couldn’t win that series and the Celtics won the championship in seven games.

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Still, what Magic did was magic (no pun intended), join an exclusive club that could have a new member at the end of this Sunday.

Nikola Jokic is the best performer in the 2023 NBA Playoffs and he is yet to finish.

The Serbian player can once again make history while leading his team to the promised land.

Nikola Jokic made NBA history in Game 1 of the Finals


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