MVP Nikola Jokic passes Larry Bird for eighth all-time in triple-doubles

Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic continues to assert himself as one of the best playmaking big men in NBA history, recording a milestone triple-double against the San Antonio on Friday night.With 22 points, 13 rebounds and season-high 10 assists, Jokic notched his third triple-double of the season and the 62th of his career, passing Larry Bird for eighth all-time.Four of the top 10 players on the list are currently in the league, with Lakers guard Russell Westbrook sitting at No. 1, while Jokic is the only non-guard on the list alongside Wilt Chamberlain.
It was a tough night shooting the ball for Jokic, who connected on just 6-of-17 from the field and 1-of-5 from beyond the arc in the 123-111 loss to the Spurs, dropping the Nuggets to 12-12 on the season.
Denver has now lost eight of their past 10 games and sits at seventh in the Western Conference standings.
WIthout the injured duo of Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr., the Nuggets have struggled this season, but they’ll look to string a run of wins together over their next five games, taking on the New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs (twice), Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Most triple-doubles in NBA history
1. Russell Westbrook* 189
2. Oscar Robertson 181
3. Magic Johnson 138
4. Jason Kidd 107
5. LeBron James* 99
6. Wilt Chamberlain 78
7. James Harden* 62
8. Nikola Jokic* 62
9. Larry Bird 59
10. Fat Lever 43