Luka Doncic ties Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson for longest streak of games with 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has tied Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan for the longest streak of games with 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists since the NBA/ABA Merger with 18 straight games. The Mavs’ floor general joins Jordan and Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history with such a streak.
Luka Dončić has now tied Michael Jordan for the longest streak of games with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists since the NBA/ABA Merger, with 18 straight games.
— Mavs PR (@MavsPR) December 7, 2019
Doncic entered Saturday averaging 30.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 9.2 assists. He is already in the MVP conversation and one of the best players in the NBA despite being only 20 years old.
The Mavs should thank the Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings for passing on Doncic. While the Atlanta Hawks are happy with Trae Young, Doncic is a once in a generation talent, as anytime you can put your name next to Jordan and Robertson, you are doing something special.
Doncic is well on his way to making his first All-Star game this season. More importantly, the Mavs should be able to make the playoffs after missing it the past three years.
Derrick Rose is the youngest MVP in NBA history. He won the award during the 2010-11 season with the Chicago Bulls at the age of 22. Doncic turns 21 in February. It will be interesting to see if Luka breaks Rose’s record this season. Rose led the Bulls to the best record in the NBA during his MVP campaign.