NBA: Nikola Jokic has triple-double, Denver cools off New Orleans

Game recap
Nikola Jokic scored 39 points, Will Barton had 20 points, as Denver Nuggets defeated New Orleans Pelicans, 120-114, on Dec 9, 2021. Jonas Valanciunas scored 27 points for New Orleans Pelicans.
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New Orleans Pelicans

PLAYER Pts Reb Ast MIN 2M-2A 3M-3A FG% 1M-1A 1% Or Dr Reb Ast To Stl Blk Fo Pts +/- Eff
Jonas Valanciunas
Jonas Valanciunas
27 11 3 39 11-19 1-2 57.1% 2-3 66.7% 5 6 11 3 3 0 3 4 27 -4 31
Herbert Jones
Herbert Jones
19 7 3 39 6-9 2-2 72.7% 1-2 50.0% 1 6 7 3 2 1 2 1 19 -7 26
Brandon Ingram
Brandon Ingram
16 8 5 43 5-8 1-4 50.0% 3-3 100.0% 0 8 8 5 6 4 0 5 16 -6 21
Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Nickeil Alexander-Walker
15 4 2 23 4-7 2-3 60.0% 1-2 50.0% 1 3 4 2 0 1 0 4 15 2 17
Josh Hart
Josh Hart
12 8 8 42 4-8 1-3 45.5% 1-1 100.0% 2 6 8 8 6 0 0 6 12 -7 16
Devonte Graham
Devonte Graham
12 3 5 38 0-1 4-12 30.8% 0-0 - 0 3 3 5 1 1 0 0 12 -3 11
Willy Hernangomez
Willy Hernangomez
6 4 1 14 3-3 0-0 100.0% 0-0 - 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 1 6 -2 9
Kira Lewis
Kira Lewis
5 0 3 9 2-3 0-1 50.0% 1-1 100.0% 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 5 -2 6
Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
2 0 0 6 1-1 0-0 100.0% 0-0 - 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 -1 1
Garrett Temple
Garrett Temple
0 1 2 11 0-1 0-3 0.0% 0-0 - 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1
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New Orleans Pelicans
114 46 32 265 36-60 11-30 52.2% 9-12 75.0% 10 36 46 32 22 8 5 22 114 -30 137
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Denver Nuggets

PLAYER Pts Reb Ast MIN 2M-2A 3M-3A FG% 1M-1A 1% Or Dr Reb Ast To Stl Blk Fo Pts +/- Eff
Nikola Jokic
Nikola Jokic
39 11 11 37 17-20 0-3 73.9% 5-9 55.6% 1 10 11 11 6 1 0 2 39 4 46
Will Barton
Will Barton
20 3 6 42 3-11 4-7 38.9% 2-2 100.0% 0 3 3 6 3 1 1 2 20 13 17
Monte Morris
Monte Morris
11 4 2 36 1-4 2-6 30.0% 3-3 100.0% 0 4 4 2 0 3 0 0 11 5 13
Jamychal Green
Jamychal Green
10 5 1 16 2-3 1-3 50.0% 3-4 75.0% 2 3 5 1 0 2 1 1 10 2 15
Aaron Gordon
Aaron Gordon
10 2 1 43 2-3 1-4 42.9% 3-4 75.0% 2 0 2 1 0 2 1 3 10 6 11
Facundo Campazzo
Facundo Campazzo
9 1 4 22 3-3 1-6 44.4% 0-0 - 0 1 1 4 0 1 0 2 9 -2 10
Nah'Shon Hyland
Nah'Shon Hyland
9 1 0 16 2-4 0-2 33.3% 5-5 100.0% 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 9 2 6
Jeff Green
Jeff Green
8 4 2 36 4-5 0-1 66.7% 0-0 - 0 4 4 2 0 0 1 5 8 5 13
Davon Reed
Davon Reed
4 2 0 9 2-3 0-0 66.7% 0-0 - 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 2 4 3 5
Zeke Nnaji
Zeke Nnaji
0 0 1 8 0-0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 -8 1
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Denver Nuggets
120 33 28 265 36-56 9-32 51.1% 21-27 77.8% 5 28 33 28 11 12 4 19 120 30 137

Boxscore glossary

Basketball stats abbreviations

  • MIN: Minutes played
  • 2M-2A: Two-points field goal made, attempted
  • 3M-3A: Three-points field goal made, attempted
  • FG%: Field goal percentage
  • 1M-1A: Free throws made, attempted
  • 1%: Free throw percentage
  • Or: Offensive rebounds
  • Dr: Defensive rebounds
  • Reb: Total rebounds
  • Ast: Assists
  • Stl: Steals
  • Blk: Blocks
  • Fo: Personal fouls
  • Pts: Points scored
  • Eff: Efficiency

If a player records double digits in a game in two of the PTS, REB, AST, STL or BLK statistics, he has a double-double. If he does it in three of this categories, he has a triple-double. If he does it in four categories he has a quadruple-double. Having a triple-double is considered as having a great game. Quadruple-doubles are extremely rare. Having one constitutes an historical performance. The last NBA player to record a quadruple double is David Robinson: it happened on February 17, 1994