The Dallas Mavericks rallied for an exciting 126-121 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night thanks in large part to the triple-double performance of Luka Doncic, who set a franchise record with 60 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists.
The Dallas Mavericks rallied for an exciting 126-121 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night in pure Luka Magic fashion. Thanks in large part to the triple-double performance of Luka Doncic, who set a franchise record with 60 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Dallas had been behind by nine with 33 seconds left in regulation.
Luka Doncic 60-21-10 Record Stats
No player had totaled 50 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in an NBA game since the 1960s. Luka Doncic reached that number on Tuesday night and continued on to score 60 points.
In the Mavericks' 126-121 overtime victory over the Knicks in Dallas. Doncic had the first-ever 60-21-10 record in NBA history. The other highest point totals with 20 rebounds and 10 assists also occurred more than 50 years ago. They were 53-32-14 for Wilt Chamberlain in 1968, 52-25-10 for Elgin Baylor in 1961, and 51-29-11 for Chamberlain in 1963. (source)
Only DeMarcus Cousins (44-23-10) in 2018 and Nikola Jokic (40-27-10) this month had at least 40 points, 20 rebounds, and 10 assists in the 21st century.
The first 60-20-10 game in NBA history was played in Dallas, and it also featured Doncic's career-high in rebounds. The superstar, who is 23 years old, recorded his eighth triple-double of the year.
With their fourth straight victory, the Mavericks surpassed.500 by three games, both totals matching season highs.
Luka Magic Triple Double Game
Luka Doncic frequently handled the ball near the 3-point arc before driving in for a layup or an assist, which is how many of Doncic's baskets came. In total, his teammates made 23 baskets, and Doncic contributed to 10 of them.
27 of Doncic's points came from pick-and-roll opportunities. He stated, "I adore the pick-and-roll." "I believe that is widely known. Keep rolling the pick-and-roll, then.
It surpassed Joel Embiid's 59 points for the Philadelphia 76ers in November to become the first 60-point game of the NBA season. When playing the Houston Rockets on Friday, Doncic established a career high of 50 points. His career-high total of 21 rebounds.
Making sense of Luka Record Night
What does it all mean? How can we make sense of greatness happening to all basketball fans weekly. There seems to be no way of stopping Luka from scoring. Once his first quarter third pointer went in you can sense something magical was going to happen. And it did. Against the Knicks Luka Doncic showed who should be frontrunner for the MVP case.
But Luka will always be humble about his performance and let the media, the fans, or on social media do the talking. During his post match interview Luka could not explain what has happen. It seems every shot within the mid-range was going in the hoop. He could even go for the offense rebound in the last second of the game.
The first quarter one hand behind the back assist to Reggie Bollock that was magical. At the end of the day Luka should not tell us how his performance is always improving. We should except games like this from Luka. But also that some nights he will have a quiet night. But we know that he can come up. We just got to appreciate the magical record night and appreciate it.