NBA: Jokic breaks Denver Nuggets assist record in win over Minnesota Timberwolves


Nikola Jokic became the Denver Nuggets’ record assist maker in a 122-118 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
The most recent two-time NBA Most Valuable Player winner, Nikola Jokic, handed out his 3,680th career assist to surpass Alex English’s mark for the organization.
John Stockton, a former Utah Jazz player, holds the NBA record with 15,806.
Just over halfway through the 82-game season, the Nuggets have won eight straight games and are in first place in the Western Conference.

They are half a game ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies, who defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers for their 11th straight victory, matching their record winning streak.

The Grizzlies won 115-114 after Steven Adams converted the game-winning shot with 16.6 seconds left.
Wednesday also saw victories by the Washington Wizards over the New York Knicks (116-105), Miami Heat over the New Orleans Pelicans (124-98), Atlanta Hawks over the Dallas Mavericks (130-122), and Washington Wizards over the New York Knicks (116-105).
The Sacramento Kings defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 116-111, while the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Indiana Pacers 126-106, the Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 126-103, and the Charlotte Hornets edged out fellow struggling Houston Rockets 122-117.




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