DENVER — Nikola Jokic had 13 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double to lead the Denver Nuggets over the Memphis Grizzlies 105-91 on Tuesday night in a matchup between the top two teams in the Western Conference.
Jokic followed up his 40-point, 27-rebound, 10-assist performance Sunday night with his sixth triple-double of the season and 82nd of his career. He joined Larry Bird and Magic Johnson — who did it in Game 6 of the 1982 NBA Finals — as the only players to finish with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists in a game.
Aaron Gordon had 24 points and Bruce Brown scored 16 for Denver.
Ja Morant led Memphis with 35 points and 10 assists. The Grizzlies, now tied with the Nuggets in the standings, have lost two in a row following a seven-game winning streak.
Denver, which never trailed, shot 59% and built a 21-point lead in the first quarter. Jeff Green‘s running dunk over Ziaire Williams made it 37-14 and prompted a Memphis timeout 22 seconds into the second.
Memphis got within nine in the third period, but the Nuggets went back ahead by 20 and led by 13 entering the fourth. The Grizzlies made it 92-84 midway through the fourth but Denver used a 13-3 run to put it away.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Nikola Jokic records rare 13-13-13 line as Nuggets beat Griz