Luka Doncic makes history with 31 points, 20 assists, 12 rebounds

2021-05-02T09:43:53+00:00 2021-05-02T09:46:40+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

02/May/21 09:43

Eurohoops.net

Luka Doncic took matters into his own hands and led the Mavericks past the Wizards with a historic triple-double performance

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Luka Doncic had everything under control in the clash against the Washington Wizards as he recorded a historic triple-double in the Dallas Mavericks‘ close 125-124 win.

The Slovenian scored 31 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out career-high 20 assists, including the game-winning one to Dorian Finney-Smith in the corner for the three-pointer.

This was only the fourth time in NBA history that a player logged 30+ points, 10+ rebounds and 20+ assists. Doncic joined Magic Johnson, Russell Westbrook and Oscar Robertson as the only players to do so.

Doncic also became the first player in NBA history to record a game with at least 20 assists but no more than one turnover, all while scoring 30+ points. And he himself was most impressed by that – the one turnover.

“I think I’m more impressed by only having one turnover. That never happens, so I think I’m more impressed by that,” he said.

Finney Smith finished with 22 points while Maxi Kleber helped out the 17 and Tim Hardaway 16 points. On the opposing side, Russell Westbrook flirted with a big triple-double of 42 points, ten rebounds, nine assists while Bradley Beal scored 29.