Often absent this season, and in bad shape, Luka Doncic is starting to come back to the fore. He was invaluable in the success of his family this Friday evening, with a triple-double. On the menu ? A totally insolent statistic, which says a lot about his talent.
Traveling to Tennessee, the Mavericks faced the Grizzlies this Friday, the best team in the NBA at the moment. Ja Morant’s buddies are in fine form, but fell to the Texans. Verdict? A 112-85 defeat, despite the 19 points of the leader.
End of series for Memphis, while Dallas finds a smile here with a great victory. The man in the game? Luka Doncic, which continues to grow. He still has to find his address (0/6 at three points), but finishes with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Luka Doncic’s crazy stat in Dallas
For the Slovenian, everything is not yet perfect, especially since this first part of the season was quite complicated. Nevertheless, he took advantage of this victory to sign his 40th career triple-double. A great feat, especially when you look at a statistic more closely.
There have been 80 triple-doubles in Mavericks franchise history. Here’s the breakdown:
Luka Doncic: 40
Everyone else: 40
This is Luka’s 226th career game, the 2nd-fewest games to reach 40 triple-doubles in NBA history (Oscar Robertson, 92 games). pic.twitter.com/hcKIynT2zE
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There have been 80 triple-doubles in Mavericks history: Luka Doncic: 40. The rest: 40. This is Luka’s 226th game, 2nd-fewest games to reach 40 triple-doubles in the NBA history (Oscar Robertson, 92 games).
Looking for Robertson? Impossible, but Luka pulls off a huge feat for his team here. We can also remember that only 11 players in history have 40 TDs, and Doncic is one of them. If you add the victory to that, then everyone can smile at the Mavs:
With a triple-double, Luka Doncic still marks the spirits in Dallas, with the bonus of victory. The rise of the Slovenian continues, especially as the Mavs dream of the title this season. It promises.