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Jokic’s triple-double propels Nuggets past Rockets

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Jokic’s triple-double propels Nuggets past Rockets

Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 18 assists and 12 rebounds, Jamal Murray scored 21 points and the host Denver Nuggets beat the short-handed Houston Rockets 124-111 on Monday night.

Jokic eclipsed his previous career high of 17 assists set Feb. 15, 2018, at Milwaukee. He finished with his 43rd career triple-double to tie Fat Lever for the franchise record.

Paul Millsap also scored 19 points, Michael Porter Jr. had 14 points and nine rebounds, Gary Harris had 14 points, Monte Morris added 12 and Will Barton scored 11 to give Denver seven players in double figures.

James Harden had 34 points, eight assists and six rebounds, Christian Wood scored 23, David Nwaba had 14 and Sterling …

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