The Denver Nuggets took a 3-2 series lead over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night after Nikola Jokic had another incredible performance.
He put up a monster statline of 29 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists, giving the Nuggets’ center another triple-double in the playoffs.
It’s the 10th time Jokic has recorded a triple-double in the postseason. He now holds the record for most playoff triple-doubles for a center after surpassing Wilt Chamberlain on Tuesday night.
Immediately after the game, the Nuggets star was given a headset to talk with the TNT Halftime crew. Ernie Johnson informed Nikola Jokic of his record-breaking performance and the Nuggets star took the chance to tease Shaq about it.
But O’Neal had a hilarious response of his own, as Jokic couldn’t help but laugh.
"Where is Shaq in that? Is Shaq in that list?"
Jokic messes with TNT crew after passing Wilt for most triple-doubles by a center in playoff history 😂 pic.twitter.com/ivfDNosmKk
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Could you imagine breaking Wilt Chamberlain’s playoff record and the first thing that comes to your mind is to poke fun at Shaq? Nikola Jokic is a legend strictly for this back-and-forth.
Either way, Jokic is just out there having fun. The dude is balling out and is on the verge of leading the Nuggets to the Western Conference Finals.
After earning a crucial playoff win, why not have a little fun with the TNT Halftime crew? Luckily Shaq has a good sense of humor and made the moment with Nikola Jokic funny.
With that said Denver will have a chance to close out the series on Thursday night. Another strong performance from Jokic could be enough for the Nuggets to punch their ticket to the next round.