Luka Doncic jokes he ‘wants a recovery beer’ after making NBA history with 60-21-10 triple-double in Mavericks win, together with epic put-back to take recreation to extra time… and will get soaked as a reward!
As if NBA followers didn’t love Luka Doncic sufficient, he endeared himself additional throughout a hilarious postgame interview following one other historic efficiency.
Doncic nearly single-handedly willed the Mavs to a 126-121 extra time victory, creating history with the NBA’s first 60-point, 20-rebound and 10-assist recreation.
In whole, the Slovenian celebrity completed with 60 factors, 21 rebounds — each career highs — and 10 assists because the Knicks dropped their fourth consecutive recreation. Emotions had been understandably excessive postgame in the Dallas locker room as Doncic obtained a bathe by his teammates, although he was not drenched in beer as he might have hoped.
The 23-year-old led an unbelievable comeback with the Mavs down 9 factors with simply 44.6 seconds remaining. New York despatched Doncic to the free-throw line with a take foul, main 115-112 with 4.2 seconds remaining.
Luka Doncic continued his phenomenal season with an awe-inspiring show Tuesday evening
Doncic made the primary, then — after deliberately lacking the second — chased down the carom tipped backwards from a scrum and hoisted up a buzzer-beater to knot the rating at 115.
‘I’m drained as hell. I want a recovery beer,’ mentioned Doncic in a postgame interview.
‘I simply threw it up, I used to be form of fortunate… We had been down, we got here again, that is an incredible feeling.’
In extra time, Dallas didn’t yield a discipline purpose till greater than 4 minutes in and after constructing a five-point lead. Doncic and Spencer Dinwiddie put the sport away with foul capturing down the stretch.
The extension of New York’s shedding streak was capped off with a file of their very own. According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, groups main by 9 factors with 35 seconds or much less in regulation had been 13,884-0 in the earlier 20 NBA seasons.
Doncic was drenched postgame as he entered the victorious Dallas Mavericks locker room
Doncic’s last two free throws bumped him to his last scoring whole, making him the primary participant in NBA history with a triple-double of 60 factors and at the very least 20 rebounds. His was the primary 50-point and 20-rebound triple-double since Wilt Chamberlain in 1968.
He is simply the seventh participant to file a 50-point tripe-double in the NBA, whereas the Slovenian 23-year-old turns into the youngest to attain the feat, taking the file from one of many all-time greats, Wilt Chamberlain.
‘To do one thing that is by no means been accomplished earlier than, that is exhausting to do,’ Mavs coach Jason Kidd mentioned. ‘There’s been some nice gamers earlier than him. Elgin Baylor and Wilt, he was in that class, after which he separated himself and made his personal class.’
For Doncic, Tuesday marked his second recreation with at the very least 50 factors in the final three outings — whereas the Knicks gave up at the very least 51 factors to 1 participant for the second time in 4 video games.
Doncic was in an understandably jovial temper following his historic efficiency vs. NY Knicks
New York’s shedding streak, which reached 4 video games with Tuesday’s loss, started December 21 when the Knicks gave up 51 factors to Toronto’s Pascal Siakam.
The loss in Dallas additionally marked the Knicks’ second in the present skid when New York coughed up a lead in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter, giving up the successful basket to Chicago’s DeMar DeRozan final Friday.
Doncic’s historic efficiency overshadowed a career-best evening from New York’s Quentin Grimes, who scored a personal-high 33 factors and matched his career excessive with seven made 3-pointers.