Nikola Jokic is the undisputed best player of the 2023 NBA Playoffs in the eyes of many.
The Denver Nuggets superstar is playing at a high level, impacting the game from every place on the court.
The Serbian big man is averaging a triple-double during this playoff run, which is truly remarkable.
In the process, he made history, becoming the first center to record 10 or more assists in a Finals game in over 45 years.
Fun Fact: Nikola Jokic is the first center to record 10+ assists in a Finals game in over 45 years.
And he’s the first Western Conference center in NBA history with 10+ assists in a Finals game. pic.twitter.com/2cvvjZCPGl
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 2, 2023
Moreover, he became the first center from the West to achieve this feat.
He finished Game 1 with 27 points, 14 assists, and 10 rebounds, leading his team to a comfortable win over the Heat.
Jokic is playing great basketball right now, and there’s no doubt he’ll get Finals MVP honors if the Nuggets win this championship.
The No. 1 seed in the Western Conference are a well-rounded and well-coached team that already proved to be too much for the Heat.
Game 2 is scheduled for this Sunday, where the Heat will try to tie the series, and the Nuggets will be ready to go to Miami with a 2-0 advantage.
Jokic and the Nuggets are playing really well right now and it’ll be hard to see the Heat winning more than one game for the rest of this series.