Luka Doncic did it again.
In a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, the Slovenian posted another triple-double - his second in as many games and his third of the season - with 29 points, 15 assists and 14 rebounds. He shot 9-for-17 from the field, 5-for-10 from the 3-point line and a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line while turning the ball over five times.
In the process, Doncic made some history...
According to ESPN Stats & Info, Doncic is the youngest player in NBA history to post consecutive 25-point triple-doubles. Magic Johnson previously held the record.
Before his showing against the Cavaliers, Doncic went for 31 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds against the Los Angeles Lakers. Justin Kubatko of StatMuse added that Doncic is the first player in NBA history to record at least 29 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds in back-to-back games.
According to Basketball-Reference, Doncic joins Wilt Chamberlain (2), Magic Johnson (4) and Oscar Robertson (13) as the only players in NBA history to have multiple 29-15-13 games in their careers.
ESPN Stats & Info tweeted that Doncic now has seven 25-point triple-doubles in his young NBA career. That's the most in franchise history, with him passing Jason Kidd.
According to Bobby Karalla of Mavs.com, Doncic is now the second Maverick to dish out 15 assists in back-to-back games, joining - once again - Kidd.
According to Basketball-Reference, Ben Simmons (12) and Magic Johnson (13) are the only players in NBA history to have recorded more triple-doubles before their 21st birthday than Doncic (11). Doncic has until Feb. 22 to pass them. (He almost certainly will).
All of this is to say: Doncic is a pretty special player.
This kid Luka is having some start to the season.... let's go @dallasmavs- Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) November 4, 2019
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