Mavs star Luka Doncic speaks on recent triple-double feats
A day after joining LeBron James as the only Under-21 players to have ever recorded a 40-point triple-double, Doncic was back at it again and became the youngest player to ever have consecutive 35-point triple-doubles (breaking Oscar Robertson’s record in the process).
However, Luka is not making a big deal of his recent accomplishments, though he noted that it’s great to hera and read about it.
Luka on joining exclusive stat achievements with LeBron, Oscar Robertson, etc.: “Yeah. I see it. But I don’t know what to say. It’s great to hear and read about.”
— Callie Caplan (@CallieCaplan) November 21, 2019
Doncic achieved his latest feat in the Mavs’ 142-94 pummeling of the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.
At 20 years-265 days old, Luka Doncic is the youngest player with consecutive 35-point triple-doubles.
Oscar Robertson was the previous youngest at 22 years-34 days old in December 1960.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 21, 2019
In their previous game, a 117-110 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, the 20-year-old Slovenian became the second player in NBA history to record a 40-point triple-double before turning 21 years old. He dropped 42 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. The only other player to achieve a similar feat was a 20-year-old LeBron.
Based on his answers, Doncic is happy with the records he’s breaking. But he’s not fully satisfied. Like any other great player, what matters to Doncic is to win that title.
As of writing, the Rick Carlisle-helmed team has a 9-5 record in the competitive Western Conference.
At the beginning of the season, Carlisle noted that their goal is to simply make the playoffs. It’s the most feasible goal given their roster has yet to fully mesh and they seem to have plans on adding more key pieces. But if Doncic keeps his play, then the Mavs might have a legitimate shot at not just making the playoffs, but being a legitimate title contender.