Luka Doncic had another monster game for the Dallas Mavericks. This time, his exploits propelled him to the history books past Magic Johnson and Russell Westbrook.
The Mavs star exploded for 33 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, powering Dallas to a 107-98 win after trailing by 10 points at the half. In the process, he became the only player to have eight games with at least 30 points, 10 boards and 15 dimes in the last 40 seasons.
Overall, Doncic broke a tie with Westbrook and Johnson who had seven each. He is also just behind Oscar Robertson, who had 22 of such numbers in his career.
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Luka Doncic, who is heading to his third All-Star game in four seasons, continues to prove why he is the best young talent in the NBA today. Despite all the hype his peers and other young players are garnering, he lets his game do the talking.
At just 22 years old and still far from his prime years, Doncic is well poised to become one of the best, if not the greatest all-around players in NBA history. It also won't be surprising if he eventually surpasses Robertson for the 35-10-15 record in the near future.
Behind the Slovenian's stellar play, the Mavs continue to have a firm grip of the fifth seed in the West. With their latest win against the Sixers, they also improved their chances of climbing further and contending for a top four seed.