Luka Doncic ties Wilt Chamberlain for the fifth-most 30-point triple-doubles in NBA history
Luka Doncic ripped L.A. Tuesday with a 30 point triple double just 5 minutes into the third quarter tying Wilt Chamberlain for the fifth-most in NBA history
On Tuesday evening, Mavericks star Luka Doncic tied Wilt Chamberlain for the fifth most triple doubles, in a 128-110 win over the struggling Los Angeles Lakers.
For those of you who don’t know who Chamberlain is, he is one of the greatest basketball players in history, the first NBA player to score more than 30,000 points, setting single-game records for most points (100), most consecutive field goals (18) and most rebounds (55).
Doncic, the Slovenian MVP candidate, scored 15 of Dallas' first 25 points against Los Angeles, allowing the Mavericks to score 43 points in the first quarter, tied for their second-most this season.
Doncic finished with 34 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists.
The Mavericks (47-29), who hold fourth place in the Western Conference, are visiting the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday, in hopes to record their first 50-win season since 2014/2015.
Slovenians prepare to welcome Luka Doncic in Cleveland
This is a fun fact some of our readers might not know ahead of the Mavericks-Cavaliers game: Cleveland has the largest Slovenian population in America, and so many of them always show up to support their fellow Slovenian.
The Cavaliers withstood a triple-double by Doncic in November when he had 25 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Tonight, Cleveland prepares their starting lineup ahead of the re-encounter with Doncic and the Mavericks at 7 pm ET.
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