Luka Doncic Earns fiftieth Profession Triple-Double
Dallas Mavericks famous person guard Luka Doncic etched one other entry in NBA historical past Friday by posting his fiftieth career-triple double throughout a 127-99 victory over the Denver Nuggets.
Doncic poured in 33 factors with 12 rebounds and 11 assists to grow to be simply the tenth participant in historical past to achieve the milestone.
“It’s nice,” Doncic stated. “It feels wonderful. I’m simply actually glad that I’m right here and doing this.”
The 23-year-old reached this newest feat second-fastest amongst his friends behind Oscar Robertson by way of each age (23 years, 263 days) and variety of video games performed (278).
Robertson produced his fiftieth triple double simply 42 days after turning 23 in his 111th NBA outing
Going into the fourth quarter, Doncic wanted just one extra rebound to achieve 50 triple-doubles after racking up 31 factors, 9 rebounds, and 10 assists over the primary three quarters. One minute and 7 seconds into the ultimate body, Doncic pulled down a rebound off a Vlatko Cancar miss on a 26-footer.
“Fairly, spectacular. He’s already rewriting the document books,” stated Mavericks coach Jason Kidd, who produced 107 triple-doubles all through his Corridor of Fame enjoying profession. “That’s fairly cool to be the [second-fastest to reach 50 triple-doubles]. Oscar was fairly particular. Now, to be there proper behind Oscar exhibits you the way good he’s.”
Doncic’s efficiency towards the Nuggets marked the twenty fifth time he’s scored not less than 30 factors whereas producing a triple-double, good for fifth most in league annals behind Robertson (106), Russell Westbrook (48), LeBron James (37) and James Harden.
The NBA’s scoring chief at 34.4 factors per sport, Doncic has put collectively 4 30-point triple doubles over 14 outings of the season.
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By Michael C. Wright