Jokic achieves 8th triple double; The Nuggets beat the Lakers

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 17 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds for his eighth triple-double of the season, and the Denver Nuggets thrashed the Los Angeles Lakers 133-96 on Saturday night.

Rookie Bones Hyland had career highs with 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Jeff Green had a season-high 26 points.

Denver delivered its second straight beating. All five Nuggets starters contributed double figures.

The Lakers have lost three straight after winning four in a row. LeBron James finished with 24 points and nine rebounds but shot just 9 of 23 from the field.

Russell Westbrook, who shot just 15-for-59 in the previous four games, had 19 points on 7-for-15 shooting.

Serbian Jokic scored the 65th triple-double in his career with 2:10 minutes left in the second half. He rested for the last 14 minutes.

Also for Denver, Argentine Facundo Campazzo had nine points, five assists and three rebounds.

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