Luka Doncic makes NBA historical past with historic triple-double in Dallas Mavericks’ win over the New York Knicks

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Luka Doncic accomplished a historic triple-double on Tuesday within the Dallas Mavericks’ 126-121 additional time win over the New York Knicks.

The 23-year-old had a career-high 60 factors, a career-high 21 rebounds and 10 assists to assist the Mavericks come again from a nine-point down with simply 33 seconds left in regulation time.

It’s the first time in NBA historical past {that a} participant has reached that statistical line.

Doncic mentioned after the sport, “I am so drained. I want a restoration beer.”

In keeping with ESPN, within the final 20 seasons, all 13,884 NBA groups main by 9 factors or extra with 35 seconds or much less left have misplaced a sport.

Nevertheless, on a dramatic last play, Doncic intentionally missed a free throw and secured the rebound earlier than scoring a putback to tie the sport and power additional time.

The Slovenian star scored 10 factors within the last minute of regulation time and added one other 7 in additional time to take probably the most unlikely victory.

Doncic additionally joins James Harden as the one participant in NBA historical past to finish a 60-point triple-double, over Oscar Robertson, Harden, Russell Westbrook, Wilt Chamberlain and LeBron James.

“I simply noticed it on display screen,” Doncic mentioned of the scoring feat. “We had been watching NBA TV. I imply, at any stage, being in these comparisons and simply being with them is unimaginable. It has been superb to me.”

Doncic’s 60 factors set a brand new franchise scoring file for Dallas, surpassing Dirk Nowitzki’s 53 factors towards Houston in 2004.

Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd mentioned of Doncic turning into the chief, “With age, he’ll have his birthday right here within the New Yr. I feel he is seen all of it at 23. “However his competitiveness to win is at a really excessive degree and it confirmed tonight.

“Issues weren’t going properly. Due to the Knicks, they had been making quite a lot of 3s that we thought weren’t attainable. They had been taking part in tougher. It was 10 down. Reed. or we had been on this place early within the season after we speak about giving up or giving up a sport like this.

“Luka performed an enormous half in being collectively and being dependable. He was by no means dissatisfied when a match was over. We had an enormous bounce ball and we realized rather a lot from dropping in such a detailed match.”

The Mavericks improved to 19-16 throughout the season and moved as much as sixth within the Western Convention, whereas the Knicks misplaced 4 straight to complete sixth within the East.

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