Luka Doncic’s 40-point triple-double vs. Pistons sets multiple records
Doncic tallied 41 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists. He becomes the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double outside the USA and Canada. The duel between the Mavericks and the Pistons were held in the Mexico City Arena in Azcapotzalco, Mexico City.
41 PTS | 12 REB | 11 AST@luka7doncic becomes the first player in @NBAHistory to record a triple-double in a game played outside of the USA/Canada in the #NBAMexicoCityGames presented by Nike. #MFFL pic.twitter.com/Gb4AT9uDwh
— NBA (@NBA) December 13, 2019
In addition, Doncic is the only player to notch two 40-point triple-doubles before turning 21. A 20-year-old LeBron James achieved the feat once in his career.
Luka had his 2nd career 40-point triple-double 😮
All other players under the age of 21 in NBA history have 1 such game (LeBron). pic.twitter.com/WeDpWZ0QWm
— ESPN (@espn) December 13, 2019
In addition, Doncic has surpassed the most points scored in game played in Mexico City. The previous record was held by Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns who scored 39 points twice in the 2016-17 season.
With 41 points and counting tonight, Luka Dončić has now surpassed the highest total points scored in a game played in Mexico City.
The previous highest was 39, set by Devin Booker (twice) in 2016-17. pic.twitter.com/P0kQf83ytw
— Mavs PR (@MavsPR) December 13, 2019
Doncic continues to showcase his amazing talents in just his second year in the league. He has truly taken the league by storm. Analysts and colleagues have continually praised almost every aspect of his game. From his picture-perfect shooting form, his dreaded step-back move, his superior knowledge of the game at such a young age and his overall passion.
The majority of them even believe that Doncic is the leading candidate for MVP. And if he does indeed win it at the end of the season, Doncic, who’ll be turning 21 in February next year, will be the youngest MVP in NBA history.
With a ton of games left in the 2019-20 season, it seems that Doncic is just showing us a glimpse of his astronomical talent. What does he have in store for us next?