Nikola Jokic the fourth player to start playoffs with triple-double

2019-04-14T09:27:59+00:00 2019-04-14T13:26:27+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

14/Apr/19 09:27

In his first NBA playoffs appearance, Nikola Jokic notched a triple-double.

By John Askounis/

Nikola Jokic became just the fourth player to put up a triple-double in his first career NBA playoffs match. However, the 24-year-old Serbian big wasn’t enough for the Denver Nuggets that lost to the San Antonio Spurs at the Pepsi Center and fell behind, 1-0, in the best-of-seven series.

The Joker ended up with 10 points, 14 boards and 14 assists, but the hosts’ comeback attempt down the stretch was cut short. The Nuggets failed to convert their multiple chances in the final seconds with Jokic himself turning the ball over in a crucial offense.