Luka Doncic breaks Michael Jordan’s record after triple-double vs. Bucks
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic led the Mavs to an inspiring 136-132 overtime victory on Saturday against no less than the league-best Milwaukee Bucks. The 21-year-old recorded an amazing triple-double and, in the process, broke an age-old record set by the GOAT himself Michael Jordan.
With his performance, Doncic just became the youngest player in league history to hit the 35-15-10 mark in a game, per CBS Sports HQ.
Luka Doncic became the youngest player in NBA history to record 35 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in a game.
Youngest players with 35/15/10 in a game:
⁃ Luka Doncic 21 years, 162 days old
⁃ Michael Jordan 21 years, 332 days old
⁃ Oscar Robertson 22 years, 90 days old pic.twitter.com/NCj88nPYbj
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) August 9, 2020
That’s some pretty great company Doncic has placed himself with following an insane outing. However, at this point, it’s no longer surprising.
For the record, the Slovenian finished the evening with 36 points (on 12 of 24 from the field and 9-of-10 from the charity stripe), 14 rebounds and 19 assists. He also turned the ball over just twice in 42 minutes of action for the Mavs, which in itself is another impressive feat considering his extremely high usage rate.
To cap things off, Doncic dished out an incredible between-the-legs assist deep in the overtime period, which led to an and-1 play for Mavs teammate Maxi Kleber. This was Doncic’s entry for the best assist of the year, and it certainly won’t be surprising to see it right up there once this season comes to an end.
Luka Doncic was so impressive that he earned the highest of praise not only from his head coach Rick Carlisle, but also from reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. It was an exhibition between two of the best young players in the NBA today, and surely, there will be more than a few battles between them for years to come.