Luka Doncic becomes second-fastest to 50 triple-doubles

Luka Doncic
Oct 22, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) controls the ball as Memphis Grizzlies forward Jake LaRavia (3) and Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (22) defend during the first quarter at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

On Friday night in front of the home crowd, Luka Doncic made history becoming the second fastest to 50 triple-doubles, surpassing Magic Johnson by a game. Just the third player in NBA history to reach the 50 triple-double mark before the age of 25.

Doncic’s 33-point, 12-rebound, 11-assist performance in Friday’s 127-99 win over the visiting Denver Nuggets made him the 10th player in NBA history to record 50 career triple-doubles.

The Mavericks superstar was able to complete the feat in his 278th career game. Only Oscar Robertson needed fewer games (111) to surpass the 50 triple-double mark.

It was also the 25th time that Doncic has scored at least 30 points in a triple-double, which ranks fifth in NBA history behind; Robertson, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, and James Harden.

There have only been five triple-doubles in the NBA this season, and four of those belong to Luka Doncic who also leads the NBA in scoring.

Doncic, the third overall pick of the 2018 Draft, has already become synonymous with big-time performances. The Slovenian-born playmaker earned three All-Star and All-NBA honors — all First Team — in his first four seasons. He has been even better this season, averaging a league-leading 34.4 points on nearly 50 percent shooting to go along with 8.8 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 2.1 steals.

More to come.

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