The 23-year-old Slovenian is the first NBA player to record a triple-double with 60 points and more than 20 rebounds.
Slovenian basketball star Luka Doncic scored 126: 121 h Dallas Mavericks against the New York Knicks NBAHistory is written. The 23-year-old was the first player in the North American Professional League to complete a triple-double with 60 points and more than 20 rebounds. He had 60 points, 21 rebounds and ten assists. Doncic even surpassed Wilt Chamberlain, who last recorded a triple-double in 1968 with 50 points and 20 rebounds.
The way the young star led his team to victory over the Knicks on Tuesday (local time) also caused quite a stir. Dallas won in overtime after Doncic scored three points from two free throws shortly before the end of regular time, with its guest 115-112. After converting at the first attempt, the Slovenian kicked on purpose, grabbed the rebound and scored to equalise. Within 45 seconds, the Mavericks made up a nine-point deficit.
“I’m sick and tired and I need a fix beer,” Doncic said after the match. “I just threw it in and got lucky.” At 23 years old, he is the youngest NBA player to have 50 triple-pointers. He also took this record from Wilt Chamberlain. Aside from Doncic and Chamberlain, only five other NBA players have achieved such stats, the latest being James Harden in March 2019.
Boltel lost with San Antonio 114: 130
Doncic’s gala outperformed all other NBA Tuesday games. 21:35 into the fourth quarter resulted in a 114:130 rout San Antonio The Spurs closed out at the Oklahoma City Thunder. Yaaqoub Pöltl Recorded ten points, six rebounds, two assists and one block. The 27-year-old VC ran for 26:02 minutes.
The Spurs were trailing 93:95 going into the final section, as they traded a ten-point deficit in the first two minutes. Texas never recovered from that. Devin Vassell, with 20, and Keldon Johnson, with 19, were the most successful of the bowlers. New York Knicks visit San Antonio on Thursday.
The Boston Celtics celebrated their 25th win of the season with a 126:102 against the late Houston Rockets. The NBA leader was led by Jaylen Brown with 39 points and Jason Tatum with 38 points.
NBA score from Tuesday (local time): Oklahoma City Thunder – San Antonio Spurs (10 points, 6 rebounds in 26:02 minutes by Jacob Boltel) 130:114.
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