Luka Doncic posts 27th NBA triple-double

2021-01-10T09:37:29+00:00 2021-01-10T19:13:45+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

10/Jan/21 09:37

Luka Doncic keeps climbing the ranks of historic all-time NBA leaders lists.

By Eurohoops Team/

Luka Doncic registered his 27th triple-double in the NBA by scoring 20 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists in the Dallas Mavericks‘ 112 – 98 win over the Orlando Magic.

Doncic passed Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor and climbed at the 17th spot in the list of NBA’s all-time triple-double leaders. He needs one more triple-double to now tie Michael Jordan at the 16th place.

Nikola Vucevic finished with a season-high-tying 30 points plus 15 rebounds for the Magic. Maxi Kleber added five points for the Mavs.

With the Washington Wizards missing Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook, Deni Avdija found some extra opportunities to produce against the Miami Heat and made the most out of them. The Israeli rookie scored a season-high 20 points on 7-15 shots while grabbing five rebounds and five assists but his team couldn’t overcome its absences and fell 128 – 124 to Goran Dragic and co.

Dragic dropped 21 points by shooting 7-9 triples in 20 minutes while dishing out five assists in one of his top performances of the season so far. For the Wizards, Bertans had an off night, finishing with five points and 1-7 shots.

Domantas Sabonis’ monster double-double of 24 points and 22 rebounds for the first 20-20 game of his career wasn’t enough for the Indiana Pacers that lost to the Phoenix Suns 125 – 117.

Dario Saric played 17 minutes and finished with four points for the Suns.

The rest of Saturday’s NBA results and Euro scorers:

Philadelphia 76ers – Denver Nuggets 103 – 115 (Nikola Jokic 15 points, 12 assists, nine rebounds)

Charlotte HornetsAtlanta Hawks 113 – 105 (Clint Capela seven points/13 rebounds, Bogdan Bogdanovic five points before exiting with injury in the second quarter)

Milwaukee BucksCleveland Cavaliers 100 – 90 (Cedi Osman nine points, five rebounds)

Minesotta TimberwolvesSan Antonio Spurs 122 – 125 (Ricky Rubio six points/eight assists/five rebounds, Juancho Hernangomez five points/seven rebounds, Jakob Poeltl seven rebounds/one point)

Sacramento KingsPortland Trail Blazers 99 – 125 (Enes Kanter 15 points/10 rebounds, Jusuf Nurkic 10 points/eight rebounds/five assists, Nemanja Bjelica four points)

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