Nikola Jokic set a career-high on Monday when he dished out 18 assists in the Nuggets’ 124-111 win over the Rockets.
How does that compare with the team’s best passing performances? Here’s a look at the list of Denver players with most assists in a single NBA regular season game:
1. Fat Lever (23)
April 21, 1989: Nuggets 139, Golden State 121
The Nuggets’ second all-time leading passer (behind Cheap Alex English Jersey) had his biggest performance on the road against the Warriors. In addition to his 23 assists, he added 13 rebounds and 15 points.
1942 — Joe Louis knocks out Buddy Baer with four seconds left in the first round at Madison Square Garden in New York to retain the world heavyweight title.
1977 — Oakland captures its first NFL Championship and the Minnesota Vikings drop their fourth Super Bowl, with the Raiders winning 32-14.
1988 —Cheap Anthony Carter Jersey catches 10 passes for an NFL postseason-record 227 yards to lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 36-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers and advances to the NFC title game.
1996 — The Toronto Raptors set an NBA record by not making a single free throw in a 92-91 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. The expansion Raptors go 0-for-3 from the line.
2004 — Brian Boucher of Phoenix posts his fifth consecutive shutout in a 2-0 win over Minnesota. He stops 21 shots and passes Bill Durnan’s NHL mark of 309 minutes, 21 seconds without a goal early in the third period.
2006 — Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers scores 45 points against Indiana, making him the first player since Wilt Chamberlain — in November 1964 — to score at least that many in four straight games.
2007 — Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Mark McGwire, whose 583 home runs ranked seventh on the career list, does not make it on his first ballot.
2010 — Peyton Manning becomes the first player to win The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player honors four times.
2010 — Detroit’s Ben Gordon scores 20 points, including the 10 millionth point in NBA history, in a 104-04 loss to Philadelphia.
2T. Mark Jackson (22)
Jan. 20, 1997: Nuggets 132, Nets 123
In his 52 games in Denver, Jackson averaged 12.4 assists. His 11.4 for the season was tops in the NBA for the 1996-97 season. This was his biggest assists output for the year. He also added 21 points in the win.
2T. Cheap George McCloud Jersey(22)
March 26, 2001: Nuggets 109, Chicago 104, OT
The 6-foot-8 forward is known as a 3-point specialist, but with point guards Cheap Nick Van Exel Jersey and Anthony Goldwire out, he stepped up as Denver’s primary playmaker to lead the Nuggets to an overtime road victory in the Windy City.
4T. Cheap Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Jersey(20)
Nov. 15, 1995: Nuggets 137, Suns 127, 3OT
Abdul-Rauf did it all for the Nuggets this night. In 56 minutes, he also had 30 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead Denver to a triple-overtime victory in Phoenix.
4T. Nick Van Exel (20)
Nov. 8, 1999: Nuggets 115, Hawks 100
The 6-foot-1 point guard poured on 23 points to go Cheap Michael Porter Jersey along with 20 dishes, leading Denver to a home win against the Hawks.
4T. Nick Van Exel (20)
Dec. 2, 2000: Nuggets 103, SuperSonics 92
Van Exel became the first Nuggets player to record two separate 20-plus-assists performances.
4T. Cheap Andre Miller Jersey (20)
Dec. 8, 2006: Nuggets 123, Heat 107
8T.Cheap Michael Adams Jersey (19)
Dec. 15, 1990: Suns 142, Nuggets 134
It was the heyday of former head coach Paul Westhead’s run-and-gun offense. Adams finished the game with 23 points and five steals in addition to his assists.
8T. Cheap Robert Pack Jersey (19)
Dec. 12, 1994: Celtics 113, Nuggets 103
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The Packman recorded 19 of the Nuggets’ 24 assists in a losing effort to Boston on the road.
Notable: The Nuggets on the wrong side of history when Scott Skiles dished out an NBA record 30 for the Magic on Dec. 30, 1990 in a 155-116 shallacking