HIMinem: Dallas Mavericks Messiah Luka Doncic Makes NBA History With First Ever 60-Point 20-Rebound
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Making NBA history is all the rage these days as it seems like the new generation of players are breaking long-standing records on a fairly regular basis. Last night, it happened again...Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic showed his entire Slovenian a** last night against the lowly New York Knicks with an all-time great performance in an all-time great comeback win.
The Knicks were on their way to an easy victory with a 9-point lead with 23 seconds left in the game, then Luka happened. Doncic scored 10 points including a near impossible put-back during that time to send the game into overtime.
LUKA IS UNREAL. ????????
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) December 28, 2022
Doncic would score 10 more points in overtime to end with a 60, 21, 10 triple-double that included two steals. It is the first time ever that a player has scored that many points with that many rebounds in a triple-double. Luka's performance ties James Harden with the only 60-point triple-doubles in the history of the league. Individual stats aside, the Mavericks 126-121 win makes them the first team to win a game with a 9-point deficient with 35 seconds left in a game. According to ESPN, teams in that situation over the past 20 years have a record of 0-13,884.
Here's what Luka Doncic had to say for himself after learning that he had scored 60 points.
"I'm tired as hell. I need a recovery beer."
- Luka after dropping a 60/21/10 triple-double ?? pic.twitter.com/3Zj3HJED5H
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 28, 2022
All the dad bod point gods at LA Fitness will forever hold "recovery beer" near and dear to their guts. Sufficed to say, Luka's peers and NBA vets were very impressed with his stat line...
It'll be another statue in Dallas... Luka is like that! ???????
— Kevin Garnett (@KevinGarnett5KG) December 28, 2022
Another Kevin had something to say about #77's game too...
That was a MyCareer type performance from Luka tonight. Some video game shit
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) December 28, 2022
After the game, Luka's teammates showered him with love (and Sprite) to celebrate his historic game.
The only way to cool down Luka tonight ??
?? @dallasmavs pic.twitter.com/ulY6c6pDuB
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) December 28, 2022