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Nikola Jokic is giving the Nuggets exactly what they need exactly when they need it

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DENVER — Nikola Jokic's seventh triple-double of the season came Sunday against the Sacramento Kings when the 23-year-old recorded his 10th rebound of the night at the 1:25 mark in the third quarter. Jokic's latest feat took him just 28 minutes — a far cry from the unofficial NBA record for quickest triple-double, which he set in Milwaukee earlier this season — and helped the Denver Nuggets to a blowout 130-104 win over the Sacramento Kings.

The win helped the Nuggets keep pace with the Los Angeles Clippers, Utah Jazz, San Antonio Spurs and a slew of other Western Conference playoff contenders. It was also the third-straight game where Jokic shined on offense alongside Paul Millsap. Denver initially struggled on that end of the floor when Millsap, a four-time All-Star, returned after missing 44 games.

Jokic, who's had a rollercoaster of an offensive season as major injuries have put Denver's starting lineup in flux for most of the year, is again playing like an All-NBA talent. Jokic has rediscovered his rhythm on the offensive end. Here's how his last three games stack up, according to BSN Denver's Dynamic Player Rating (DPR).



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