Jokić's Triple-Double Leads Nuggets to Game 5 Win over Suns

Nikola Jokić led the Denver Nuggets to a 118-102 Game 5 win against the Phoenix Suns in their Western Conference playoff series on Tuesday night.

The Nuggets now lead the best-of-seven series 3-2, with just one more win needed to advance to the next round.

Jokić had an excellent all-around performance, finishing with 29 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists to bag his 10th career playoff triple-double.

Jokić now has the most playoff triple-doubles by a center, surpassing NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain.

Jokić is now averaging 35 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in the series against the Suns.

Nuggets head coach Michael Malone praised Jokić for his incredible performances every night.

The Nuggets took control of Game 5 in the third quarter, exploding for 39 points, while tensions rose between the two squads.

Kevin Durant shoved Jokić in the quarter after Denver’s guard Bruce Brown appeared to be trying to glean information from a Suns huddle.

Devin Booker led the way for the Suns with 28 points while Durant added 26 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

Game 6 will take place in Phoenix on Thursday, with the home team having won every game in the series so far.