Performance Of The Night: Nikola Jokic
This award should have been given to Cade Cunningham, or the entire Detroit Pistons roster, if they would have won against the Boston Celtics. A very good game to watch, unless you’re a Pistons fan and watched them blow a 21-point lead, but this does not deserve CourtSideHeat’s award.
In fact, it should not be anyone but Nikola Jokic. He may hate his job, but he is so good at it that it legit tortures people. Honestly, it is impressive how much he hates his job and still whoops everyone’s butt. Like I’m convinced the more he hates his job, the better he performs every game.
However, moving past all that, if no one witnessed greatest during Thursday night’s victory over the Memphis Grizzlies then y’all missed out. The reigning champ was on something powerful and it caused him to not only have a triple-double, but a perfect outing from the field and line.
There aren’t no typos from the NBA when updating the stats, in fact, history was made. It was Jokic’s third career triple-double on 100 percent field goal percentage, which matches Wilt Chamberlain for the most games all-time (the Elias Sports Bureau).
The former MVP had an incredible stat-line of 26 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists with him having perfect shooting splits. Jokic was 11/11 from the field, 1/1 from deep, and 3/3 from the line.
Denver was already shorthanded with Aaron Gordon (dog bite) being out; but that was no problem for Jokic. This is why Nikola Jokic was awarded Performance of the Night.
For tonight’s games, and there was eight of them, it was very easy to award it to the big fella.