Nikola Jokic posts triple-double in Minnesota

2019-02-03T07:58:14+00:00 2019-02-03T08:04:01+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

03/Feb/19 07:58

A total of 42 European players were in action during NBA’s 12-game Saturday night schedule.

By John Askounis/

Nikola Jokic put up his ninth 2018-19 triple-double and his 25th of his career aiding the Denver Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 107-106, at the Target Center. The 23-year-old Serb notched 13 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists, was instrumental down the stretch of the thrilling Regular Season match especially when he forced a turnover and followed up with a full-court assist to Malik Beasley for a clutch bucket.

After the game, Mike Malone was officially named Team LeBron’s head coach in the All Star Game. Mike Budenholzer, who will coach Team Giannis, led the Milwaukee Bucks to their 131-115 away victory against the Washington Wizards limiting Giannis Antetokounmpo to 33 minutes and the rest of his players under 30 minutes. The Greek Freak made 17/17 free throws for 37 points, also grabbed ten rebounds.

Luka Doncic tied his NBA career-high again scoring 35 points, added 11 boards and six assists to his tally for the Dallas Mavericks that got a 111-98 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road. Bojan Bogdanovic poured a season-high 31 points for the Indiana Pacers for the 95-88 victory over the Miami Heat.

Cedi Osman (right ankle) and Ivica Zubac (left hand) left their team’s game after picking up an injury. Fellow Europeans Clint Capela (right thumb), Nikola Mirotic (right calf), Danilo Gallinari (back), Thabo Sefolosha (right hamstring), Goran Dragic (right knee) and Timofey Mozgov (right knee) were inactive.

Results and European action:

Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Clippers 101-111 Pachulia 5pts, 8reb, 1ast, 2stl – Marjanovic 10pts, 10reb, 1stl, Gortat 0pts
Charlotte Hornets Chicago Bulls 125-118 Batum 16pts, 5reb, 1ast, 1stl, W. Hernangomez 2pts, 2reb, Parker 2reb, 2ast – Markkanen 30pts, 9reb, 1ast
Orlando Magic Brooklyn Nets 102-89 Vucevic 24pts, 12reb, 4ast, 1stl, 3blk, Fournier 16pts, 3reb, 4ast, 1stl – Kurucs 5pts, 7reb, 1blk
Washington Wizards Milwaukee Bucks 115-131 Satoransky 10pts, 5reb, 6ast, 1stl, 1blk – G. Antetokounmpo 37pts, 10reb, 2ast, 1stl, Ilyasova 1ast
Cleveland Cavaliers Dallas Mavericks 98-111 Osman 10pts, 2reb, 3ast, 1stl, Zizic 8pts, 6reb, 1stl – Doncic 35pts, 11reb, 6ast, 1stl, Kleber 10pts, 9reb, 2ast, 1ast, 2blk, Nowitzki 5reb
Miami Heat Indiana Pacers 88-95 Boj. Bogdanovic 31pts, 7reb, 1ast, 1stl, Sabonis 7pts, 10reb, 2ast, 3stl, 1blk
San Antonio Spurs New Orleans Pelicans 113-108 Belinelli 17pts, 1reb, 1ast, 2stl, P. Gasol 7pts, 4reb, 4ast, Bertans 5pts, 5reb, 2ast, Poeltl 2pts, 2reb, 2ast, 1blk
Golden State Warriors Los Angeles Lakers 115-101 Jerebko 1reb – Zubac 10pts, 9reb, 1ast, 2blk, Wagner 7pts, 3reb, Mykhailiuk 2pts, Bonga 1reb, 1ast
Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets 106-107 Deng 11pts, 3reb, Saric 6pts, 4reb – Jokic 13pts, 16reb, 10ast, J. Hernangomez 8pts, 6reb
Phoenix Suns Atlanta Hawks 112-118 Okobo 9pts, 3reb, 11ast – Len 7pts, 9reb, 1ast, 1blk
Utah Jazz Houston Rockets 98-125 Gobert 10pts, 13reb, 1ast, 1stl, 2blk, Rubio 6pts, 6reb, 9ast, 1stl, Mitrou-Long 1ast – Hartenstein 1reb, 1ast, 1stl
Sacramento Kings Philadelphia 76ers 115-108 Bogd. Bogdanovic 7pts, 2reb, 1ast, Bjelica 5pts, 5reb – Korkmaz 1stl


Eastern Conference
1. Milwaukee Bucks 38-13
2. Toronto Raptors 37-16
3. Philadelphia 76ers 34-19
4. Indiana Pacers 33-19
5. Boston Celtics 33-19
6. Brooklyn Nets 28-26
7. Charlotte Hornets 26-26
8. Miami Heat 24-27
9. Detroit Pistons 22-29
10. Washington Wizards 22-30
11. Orlando Magic 22-31
12. Atlanta Hawks 17-35
13. Chicago Bulls 12-41
14. Cleveland Cavaliers 11-42
15. New York Knicks 10-41

Western Conference
1. Denver Nuggets 37-15
2. Golden State Warriors 37-15
3. Oklahoma City Thunder 33-18
4. Portland Trail Blazers 32-20
5. San Antonio Spurs 32-22
6. Houston Rockets 30-22
7. Utah Jazz 30-24
8. Los Angeles Clippers 29-24
9. Sacramento Kings 27-25
10. Los Angeles Lakers 27-26
11. Minnesota Timberwolves 25-27
12. Dallas Mavericks 24-28
13. New Orleans Pelicans 23-30
14. Memphis Grizzlies 20-33
15. Phoenix Suns 11-43