Nuggets center Nikola Jokic passes Larry Bird for eighth all-time in triple-doubles

Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic continues to assert himself as one of the best playmaking big men in NBA history, recording a milestone triple-double against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. 

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With 17 points, 12 rebounds and season-high 15 assists, Jokic notched his third triple-double of the season and the 60th of his career, passing Larry Bird for eighth all-time.

Most triple-doubles in NBA history

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Four of the top 10 players on the list are currently in the league, with Lakers guard Russell Westbrook sitting at No. 1, while Jokic is the only non-guard on the list alongside Wilt Chamberlain. 

It was a tough night shooting the ball for Jokic, who connected on just 6-of-17 from the field and 1-of-5 from beyond the arc in the 109-97 loss to the Bulls, dropping the Nuggets to 11-11 on the season. 

Denver has now lost eight of their past 10 games and sits at seventh in the Western Conference standings.

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