Dallas Mavericks young star Luka Doncic has been making the headlines almost every week for his stellar performances this NBA season. Fresh from winning the NBA Western Conference Player of the Month, the 20-year-old has once again hit a personal milestone when the Mavericks beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-97 on Tuesday night (Wednesday IST).
On Tuesday night (Wednesday morning IST), Luka Doncic played just 28 minutes for the Dallas Mavericks against the Pelicans sitting out the entire Q4. He still managed to rack up insane numbers to become the only player to score 33 points, 18 rebounds and five assists with five three-pointers in a non-overtime game. His tally of 18 rebounds was also the highest in Doncic's young NBA career.
Luka Doncic has progressed quite well since winning the 'NBA Rookie of the Year' last season and is leading the march for the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference this season. The Mavericks have exceeded expectations and currently lie fourth with 14 wins and six losses. The Slovenian has played a major part in this upturn of fortunes. Doncic is averaging 30.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 9.4 assists this season. Doncic has already recorded 15 triple-doubles in his NBA career, with seven of those coming this season alone, which is a league-high.
Luka Doncic in November:— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 30, 2019
32.4 PTS, 10.3 REB, 10.4 AST
The third player in NBA history to average a 30-point triple-double in a single month 😤 pic.twitter.com/mli5Hakxfy
Luka Doncic's performance has already put him in the conversation for the NBA MVP award along with the likes of LeBron James and James Harden.
Luka Doncic is the 2nd player under the age of 21 to score at least 600 points in his first 20 games of a season.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 4, 2019
He joins LeBron James in 2005-06 as the only player to accomplish this feat. Both Luka and LeBron scored exactly 614 points. pic.twitter.com/I3fe2e6e7j