During Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat, Nuggets star Nikola Jokic made history. He became the first center in NBA history to record 500+ points and 100+ assists in a single post season.

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Not only that, but Jokic also became just the third player in NBA postseason history to put up 500 points, 200 rebounds, and 150 assists in a single playoff run. The only other players to have done so were LeBron James (2015-18, 2020) and Larry Bird (1987).

The Nuggets lost Game 2, 111-108, to put the series at a 1-1 tie, but Jokic was no less intense than ever. He put up 37 points, ten rebounds, and three assists while shooting 56% from field goal range and 40% from the three-point range.

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Nikola Jokic, a two-time Kia MVP, along with Jamal Murray, Aaron Gordon, and Michael Porter Jr. combined for 52 of the Nuggets’ 59 points in the first half on Thursday, giving Denver a 17-point advantage at the break that occasionally extended as the visitors became agitated down the stretch while looking for solutions.

Denver began the fourth quarter ahead by 21 points after ending the third quarter on a 10-3 run. Denver’s fiery foursome destroyed Miami by themselves in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Heat 67-63 to take an 84-63 lead.

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In his first appearance in the Finals, Jokic racked up yet another triple-double, scoring a game-high 27 points and contributing 10 rebounds and 14 assists. Murray led the way with 26 points and 10 assists, becoming the first point guard and center to do it since Magic Johnson and James Worthy in an NBA Finals game.

Gordon, on the other hand, contributed 16 points and a tight defensive effort. Porter scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, a playoff career high.