Murray and Jokic help the Nuggets overtake the Timberwolves 122-118

DENVER (AP) — Jamaal Murray hit the go-ahead with 55.9 seconds left, Nikola Jokic broke Denver’s all-time record for assists en route to his first triple-double of the season, and the Nuggets recovered for a 122-118 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night .

Jokic finished with 31 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds while running into bad trouble. Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player passed Alex English for the most assists in team history. Jokic has 3,686 career assists in 568 games – an English record 3,679 in 837 games in a Denver uniform.

Jokic’s teammates made sure to acknowledge this achievement.

“We clapped a little bit,” said Murray, who finished with 28 points. “That’s a lot of passes. That’s impressive.”

The English thought so, too.

“I knew eventually my all-time assist record would be broken. I’m honored to see she passed 2, I mean 3 times NBA Most Valuable Player. Congratulations big fella,” English posted on his Twitter account.

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