Luka Doncic Makes History Again with Massive Triple-Double

Luka Doncic with Real Madrid during Euroleague basketball match in 2018. Photo by Nikola Krstic/REX/Shutterstock (9485782g)

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is no stranger to breaking records. It’s something he’s been doing his entire career.

Following up on his incredible rookie season with perhaps an even better sophomore effort, Doncic is definitely in the conversation for MVP.

Tuesday night against the Sacramento Kings, Doncic set not one, but two records. Luka scored 34 points, grabbed 20 rebounds, and dished 12 assists, making him the first player in Mavericks history to record a 30-point/20-rebound/10-assist triple-double. He also became the youngest player in NBA history to record a 30-point/20-rebound triple-double.

To put these stats into perspective, he was the first player to record such a stat-line since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did it in 1976. Oh, and the previous youngest player to ever record a triple-double like this was Oscar Robertson.

Doncic already has 16 triple-doubles this season, with 10 of them being 30-point performances. The entire rest of the league only has 14 such games this season.

Both the win and the records might have tasted even sweeter for Doncic, considering that they came against the Kings, one of the teams that could have picked him in the draft, but decided not to.