Luka Doncic did his 7th triple-double of the season
Just Luka Doncic can do Luka Doncic things.
The Mavericks would have little trouble with dispatching the shorthanded Warriors on Wednesday night, which was a forgone conclusion —the starting lineup of the Warriors consisted of Willie Cauley-Stein, Eric Pashcall, Ky Bowman, Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III.
However, how scorching hot absolutely that Doncic was right out the game, was so fantastic. What was surprising, Doncic went to the bench and dropped 22 points on Golden State in order to go with five points and five rebounds by the time the first quarter ended. Meanwhile, the Warriors had 16 points in the first quarter so they trailed the Mavericks by 28 points.
After posting the seventh triple-double of the season, and before the third quarter was over, Doncic eventually left the game for good. He became the youngest player with consecutive 35-points triple-doubles when finishing with 35 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists that night.
Who was the previous youngest player to do that? It was Oscar Robinson back in 1960 when he was 22 years old, while today Doncic is 20.
Doncic’s first quarter is the first time that a player outscored, outrebounded as well as out-assisted a team in a quarter since the time Allen Iverson did it against the Bulls on Feb. 19, 2003, according to ESPN Stats and Info.
However, Doncic hasn’t done yet. He did finish the half with 33 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 1 steal. Even more impressively, he was 10-of-11 from the field, 7-of-8 from the line and 6-of-7 from 3-point range.
It took only 26 minutes for Doncic to make his triple-double. This makes him to be the only player in league history who records a 35-point triple double in less than 30 minutes of play.
We must say it once again: Just Luka Doncic can do Luka Doncic things.