MILWAUKEE – Nikola Jokic had a triple-double wrapped up in the first half, and the Denver Nuggets put together one of the best 3-point shooting nights in NBA history in a 134-123 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.
Denver matched a franchise record with 24 3-pointers, one shy of the NBA record, on 40 attempts.
Jokic finished with 30 points, 15 rebounds and a career-high 17 assists, reaching a triple-double with 1:54 remaining in the second quarter.
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo also had a triple-double with 36 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. He passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most triple-doubles in franchise history with nine.
Timberwolves 119, Lakers 111
MINNEAPOLIS – Taj Gibson scored a season-high 28 points and Jimmy Butler added 24, providing the Minnesota with the production and energy for a comeback victory over Los Angeles.
Jeff Teague had 20 points for the Timberwolves. They allied from a deficit as large as 15 points in the second quarter and 12 points late in the third to raise their home record to 24-7 on an emotional evening that started with a tribute to former coach and executive Flip Saunders.
Julius Randle had 23 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers.
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