Mavericks’ Luka Doncic is second fastest at 50 triple-doubles


Dallas Mavericks celebrity Luka Doncic beat Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson to 50 triple-doubles in a single recreation.

Doncic’s 33 factors, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in Friday’s 127-99 win over the visiting Denver Nuggets made him the tenth participant in NBA historical past to report 50 profession triple-doubles.

Doncic completed the feat in his 278th profession recreation, one fewer than Johnson. Solely Oscar Robertson (111) wanted fewer video games to report 50 triple-doubles.

“He is already rewriting the report books,” mentioned Mavs coach Jason Kidd, who took 649 video games to report 50 triple-doubles in his taking part in profession. “That is actually cool… Oscar may be very particular so now being proper behind Oscar being second quickest with 50 factors exhibits how particular he’s.”

It was additionally the twenty fifth time Doncic had scored at the least 30 factors in a triple-double. That ranks fifth in NBA historical past, based on the ESPN Stats & Data ballot, behind solely Robertson, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James and James Harden.

Doncic, 23, who leads the league in scoring, has 4 30-point triple-doubles in 14 video games this season. The remainder of the NBA mixed to only one, by Pascal Siakam of Toronto.

As normal, Doncic would not have a lot to say about becoming a member of the unique historic stats agency, one thing he did routinely throughout his five-year NBA profession.

“It is superb,” Doncic mentioned. “Each time you ask me, I get the identical reply. It is a pleasure. I am actually completely satisfied to be right here and doing this.”