Nikola Jokic and Michael Jordan are two very distinct basketball specimens, but they have something in common that’s related to the NBA Finals. For over two decades, Jordan was the only member of a particularly exclusive statistical club. His loneliness ended just a day before the 32nd anniversary of his NBA Finals debut with Jokic leading the Denver Nuggets to a 104-93 victory over the Miami Heat.

With Jokic scoring 27 points and recording 14 assists against Miami, he became just the second player ever to lead his team in points and assists in his first-ever appearance in an NBA Finals game.

But unlike Jordan,  Jokic’s points and assists did not go to waste because Denver got the job done in the series opener, whereas Jordan’s 36 points and 12 assists in Game 1 of the 1991 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers went for naught in a 93-91 Chicago Bulls loss. The Bulls, however, won the next four games to take home the title and start the first of their two three-peats in the 90s.

Jokic also had 10 rebounds to complete a triple-double, because of course he did. Perhaps the only thing more shocking than his performance was how effortlessly he looked in annihilating Miami. Since the NBA calendar flipped to the playoffs, Jokic has been averaging 29.8 points, 13.1 rebounds, and 10.5 assists, while shooting 54.2 percent from the field and 47.5 percent from behind the arc. Good luck to the Heat stopping this lab experiment of a basketball unicorn