Mavs star Luka Doncic becomes second-fastest player to reach 100 career 3-pointers
In their match against the Golden State Warriors, the Slovenian sensation became the second-fastest player to make 100 career 3-pointers. Luka Doncic is second to Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen who needed only 41 games to achieve the feat last year.
Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) becomes the second fastest player in NBA history (42 games) to reach 100 career 3-pointers. Lauri Markkanen (@MarkkanenLauri) remains the record holder with 41 games last season.#Mavs #MFFL #NBA #NBATwitter pic.twitter.com/WU16nfVNt0
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 14, 2019
Doncic reached the mark late in the first quarter, converting from deep off an assist from Dirk Nowitzki. He entered the match with 98 triples, and he put himself at 99 with a corner three for his first points of the game.
The 19-year-old star is currently the frontrunner for the Rookie of the Year award, and it’s likely he’ll have no competition for the honor given the way he is playing right now. Doncic also made headlines recently when he became the youngest player to put up 25 points and 10 assists in a game since LeBron James in 2004.
Moreover, in their showdown with the Minnesota Timberwolves last Friday, he tallied 29 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds. He scored the game-winner in the match, further establishing himself as one of the most clutch players in the league. Currently, he is second in the league in field goal percentage during clutch time.
Entering Sunday against the Warriors, Doncic is leading the Mavs with 20.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.0 points per game while shooting 43.5 percent overall, 36.8 percent from deep and 73.5 percent from the free-throw line.