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Luka Doncic Leads Mavs to OT Win With 60-Point, 21-Rebound, 10-Assist Triple-Double

28 December 2022, Wednesday
Luka Doncic made sure the crowd at the American Airlines Center had something to remember him by with a spectacular triple-double Tuesday night. With one second left in regulation, he intentionally missed a free throw, grabbed the rebound and flung it into the basket as he fell to the ground. His impromptu dance to celebrate was met by roaring cheers from the sold-out crowd. He put his fists in the air and bounced up and down as he pranced up the sideline, basking in the adulation from the onlookers.

"I thought we had the victory," Doncic stated. "Then I noticed it was tied. I was like, 'Uh oh.' I had no idea what to do."

Subsequently, Doncic capped off a historic NBA performance -- recording a total of 60 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists -- to bring about an unexpected 126-121 victory for the Dallas Mavericks against the New York Knicks.

When asked about his impressive stat line of 60 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists, which broke Dirk Nowitzki's franchise record for points in a game and set Doncic's career high for rebounds, Doncic jokingly noted, "Two steals, one block. Jump ball, too." His 60 points tied the record for the highest-scoring triple-double in NBA history, equal to James Harden's 60 for the Houston Rockets in a game against the Orlando Magic back in 2018. Moreover, Wilt Chamberlain (twice) and Elgin Baylor are the only other players to have achieved a 50-point triple-double with at least 20 rebounds.

Luka Doncic was welcomed into the locker room after the victory with a celebratory dousing from his teammates armed with water bottles. He had just achieved something remarkable, never before done; becoming the youngest player in NBA history to reach 2000 points, 600 assists, and 600 rebounds in one season.

The remarkable feat was recognized by Mavs coach Jason Kidd as he praised Doncic's accomplishment. He stated, "To do something that's never been done before, that's hard to do. There's been some great players before him. Elgin Baylor and Wilt, he was in that class, and then he separated himself and made his own class."
Luka Doncic has been anything but ordinary with his recent performance, putting up remarkable numbers that have earned him a historic sixth career 40-point triple-double. In his past three games, Doncic has scored 50 points twice, his latest coming in a Friday road win over the Rockets. 

Dwight Powell of the Dallas Mavericks said of Doncic's achievements, “We see it and know his greatness, but he’s showing up on a whole different level in a whole lot of different ways.” He added that Doncic’s 77-point tally is particularly incredible and hard to believe. 
At 23 years old, Doncic has now tied LeBron James for the fifth most 40-point triple-doubles in NBA history and his career appears to just be getting started.

The Dallas Mavericks pulled off an unbelievable feat in their win over the New York Knicks as they became the first team in two decades to overcome a deficit of nine points or more in the final 35 seconds of a game. This was a situation that had seen its participants lose 13,884 times in the last 20 years before the Mavs' success. 

Luka Doncic credited the team's big men JaVale McGee and Christian Wood for fighting hard enough to generate the rebound which ultimately led to his game-winning putback. He expressed his admiration of his teammates' determination and resilience, praising them for never giving up and always believing in eachother.

Luka Doncic made history on Wednesday in leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 126-107 victory over the New York Knicks. The Slovenian sensation became only the seventh player in NBA history to record a triple-double with at least 50 points. Doncic managed to generate an impressive 85 points—the most of his career—through scoring or assisting, according to Elias Sports Bureau research.

Knicks guard Quentin Grimes, who had to defend against Doncic all night, admitted to being exhausted in his efforts to contain the Mavs' star. He expressed admiration for Doncic, who he acknowledged is one of the top three players in the league for a reason.
"I promise I was trying for sure," said Grimes. "It was a lot on me trying to get over every pick-and-roll with him. He's crafty with the ball, without the ball. Have to know where he is at all times on the court. I have to tip my hat."

Luka Doncic was an absolute monster in the Dallas Mavericks' win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. He was an efficient 21-of-31 from the field and 16-of-22 from the charity stripe, finishing the night with 38 second-half points as the Mavs came back from a 12-point deficit. It was a performance that even knocked the socks off of Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau.

"He is monster player," Thibodeau said of Doncic. "There are some plays I thought he made good plays and was aggressive. But you can't keep fouling a guy and give 22 free throws up."

Doncic logged a whopping 47 minutes in the game, his highest total of the season. The 21-year-old Slovenian star jokingly said after the game that all he needed was "a recovery beer," having barely had time to rest with his 12-second break after halftime.
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