What's the NBA playoff record for rebounds in a single game?
What's the NBA playoff record for rebounds in a game? originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Another game, another mind-blowing stat line for Nikola Jokic.
The two-time MVP powered the Denver Nuggets to a 132-126 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
Jokic tallied his 12th career playoff triple-double, leading the Nuggets in points (34), rebounds (21) and assists (14) while shooting an efficient 12-for-17 overall. It was his fourth career playoff game with at least 30 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists, the most of any player in NBA history, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Jokic finished one rebound shy of matching his playoff career high of 22. But how close was he to the NBA postseason record?
What's the NBA playoff rebound record?
Jokic needed another 20 rebounds to tie the NBA playoff record.
Wilt Chamberlain pulled down a single-game postseason record of 41 rebounds in 1967. Chamberlain and Bill Russell are the only players to reach the 40-rebound mark in a playoff game, with Russell doing so three times.
Who has the most triple-doubles in NBA playoff history?
Jokic has pulled into a tie with Russell Westbrook for the third-most triple-doubles in postseason history with 12. But he faces a long climb to second place.
LeBron James owns the second-most playoff triple-doubles with 28, and he finished just one assist shy of No. 29 in Game 1 against Denver. James is just two triple-doubles away from tying Magic Johnson for the most in playoff history at 30.