NBA Game Notes (Feb. 4, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on February 4, 2023.
Murray, Jokic Lead Nuggets
Jamal Murray scored a season-high 41 points and Nikola Jokic recorded yet another triple-double as the Denver Nuggets cruised to a 128-108 win over the Atlanta Hawks. The Nuggets have won 23 of their last 29 games, opening up a 4.5 game lead at the top of the Western Conference standings.
Murray shot 15-24 from the field — including 7-12 from 3-point range — and made all four of his free throws. He also contributed seven assists and five rebounds. Murray has recorded at least 30 points, five rebounds, and five assists in each of his last three games, matching the longest such streak in franchise history shared by Jokic (four times) and Alex English.
Jokic compiled 14 points, 18 rebounds, and 10 assists. He took only eight shots from the field, making five of them. It’s the 49th time he’s recorded a triple-double with a field goal percentage of at least 60%, the most such games in NBA history:
49 — Nikola Jokic
44 — Wilt Chamberlain
41 — Magic Johnson
Jokic has recorded nine triple-doubles in his last 11 games, narrowly missing another by just one assist. Over that span, Jokic is averaging 23.5 PPG, 13.3 RPG, and 12.0 APG, shooting 70.1% from the field, 52.4% from 3-point range, and 88.2% from the free throw line.
Jokic has recorded at least 10 points, five rebounds, and five assists while shooting 50% from the field in each of his last 33 games, the longest such streak in NBA history by a whopping 20 games (Wilt Chamberlain, 13). He also became the first player in NBA history to produce at least 10 points, five rebounds, and five assists with a field goal percentage of 60% in 10 straight games.
For the season, Jokic is averaging a triple-double — 24.8 PPG, 11.3 RPG, and 10.1 APG — with a true shooting percentage of 70.4%. No player in NBA history has averaged at least 20 PPG with a true shooting percentage of 70% in a full season.
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