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Nikola Jokic had a monster night against the Thunder.

Adam Grewe, Sports Writer

Nikola Jokic scored 19 points, had 16 rebounds, 13 assists, one steal and one block in the win over the Thunder on Saturday.

Jokic took his 78th triple-double and tied Wilt Chamberlain for sixth place of all-time.

Jokic only took 10 shots, but it was enough because of his 16 rebounds and 13 assists.

Although the NBA is a whole different level of basketball, Jokic doesn’t see it as that. It’s the same basketball that he has been playing his whole life.

“This is not the job, we are just playing the game here and I am enjoying the game and playing every game as a pick up game of basketball in my hometown,” said Jokic.

Before the fourth quarter, Jokic was quiet and didn’t score much. Then he had a big turn around and stepped it up to get to his 19 points.

All of the assists started with the chemistry between Jokic and his teammates.

“I know my teammates better than my opponents. If I can see my teammate in one moment, I know where he will be in the next moment,” said Jokic.

Jokic is a very unique player and has put in tons of work over the years to even be called the MVP of the 2021-2022 season.

Getting double-teamed never stopped Jokic from playing his game.

“Even when we were double-teaming him, just the way he holds the ball behind his head at that angle, it’s very unique,” Muscala said. “I’ve never really played against somebody that can do that.”