Historical performance for Luka Doncic; A rare occurrence for Rudy Gobert; Trae Young joins Michael Jordan

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Historical performance for Luka Doncic

Last night in Game 5 Luka Doncic put out a huge performance with 42 points and 14 assists. The last player to have achieved such stats was LeBron James with 43 points and 14 assists against the Raptors in 2018. No player author of at least 40 points in the playoffs has done better than 14 assists

  • 14 – Doncic
  • 14 – LeBron James
  • 13 – 5 times, including once by Luka Doncic

The craziest thing is that Luka Doncic was at the origin of 31 of the 37 baskets of his own, that is to say 83.8%. It is simply a record in the playoffs, which was held until then by LeBron.

  • 83.8% – Luka Doncic
  • 81.3% – LeBron James (2015)
  • 80.6% – Allen Iverson (2003)

In 11 playoff games, he totaled 361 points, only 5 players did better:

Impressive Rudy Gobert

Rudy Gobert had 23 points at 10/13, 15 rebounds and 3 blocks in Game 5. He finished the series averaging 17.4 points at 77.8%, 13 rebounds and 3.2 blocks. He is only the second player in history to complete a best-of-7 series with at least 15 75% points and 10 rebounds.

First in history for Jazz

With 17 wins at 3 points in Game 5, the Jazz became the first team in history to do 4 games with at least 17 wins from afar:

  • Game 2 – 19
  • Game 3 – 19
  • Game 4 – 17
  • Game 5 – 17

In addition, they have scored 120 points in the last 4 games. In history only two teams have achieved this: Celtics (1961) and the Lakers 1987 (twice during these playoffs). But Utah is the only team to have done so on a single series.

Ben Simmons in triple-double

Ben Simmons signed 19 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in Game 5 against Washington, his 3rd triple-double in the playoffs, which allows him to overtake Charles Barkley and be second Sixer in the history of the playoffs. Only Wilt Chamberlain has more: 8.

Donovan Mitchell shines

Donovan Mitchell compiled 30 points and 10 assists in the win against Memphis. This is only the 4th 10/30 in the franchise. He joins Deron Williams and John Stockton, but he is the youngest of the 3.

If we add his rebounds, he is the first in Jazz to achieve a 30/5/10.

Finally, he becomes the first Jazz to sign 30 points in the playoffs by playing less than 30 minutes.

Clippers and Mavs unable to win at home

All 5 games in the series between Clippers and Mavs have been won away. This is only the 3rd time in history (excluding the bubble) that the first 5 games of a series have all been won away:

  • Nets-76ers in 1984
  • Spurs-Rockets in 1995.

Trae Young joins Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson

By planting 36 points against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, Trae Young became only second player in history to register 3 times in a row in the playoffs 30 points for the Knicks at MSG. The other ? Michael Jordan.

On the 5 matches he signed:

  • 32 PTS, 10 AST
  • 30 PTS, 7 AST
  • 21 PTS, 14 AST
  • 27 PTS, 9 AST
  • 36 PTS, 9 AST

Only one other player in history to start his first playoffs with 5 games at least 20 points and 5 assists: Oscar Robertson.

First individually successful playoffs for Ja Morant

Ja Morant tried everything in the first round against Jazz. He totaled 151 points and 41 assists in his first 5 playoff games. He is quite simply the first player in history to total at least 150 points and 40 assists.

He also becomes the youngest player in history to sign at least 20 points and 10 assists in two consecutive playoff games.

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