21-year-old Luka Doncic, who is in his second season in the NBA and Dallas Mavericks, is certainly going from strength to strength.
When Dallas last night defeated the Milwaukee Nucks by 136-132, Doncic was the big game winner. He accounted for 36 points, took 14 rebounds and had 19 assists.Secured the win
Thus, he made a triple-double (double-digit in three different categories) for the 17th time this season. He has thus done it four times more than LeBron James and Nikola Jokic, and thus secured the win in that table as neither of them has enough matches left to catch up with him.
With that, he becomes the youngest player ever to make the most triple-doubles in one and the same season, and takes over the record from Magic Johnson - who was a few months older when he won the category of six triple-doubles in 1980-81, writes foreign media ."Is really special"
Not only that. 36 points, 14 rebounds and 19 assists also makes Doncic the youngest player to score at least 35 points, 10 rebounds and 19 assists in a match. The previous record holder was Michael Jordan, who was 170 days older, according to the statistics company Statmuse.
- I would pay money to see him play. I'm not saying that about many players, but he's really special. Luka is not just a phenomenal basketball player. He is also a superb entertainer, says coach Rick Carlisle, on the club's website.
- It's the guy is a phenomenal player and he really gets better every hour, every day.