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Watch: Doncic didn’t know he surpassed Larry Bird in triple-doubles


Watch: Doncic didn’t know he surpassed Larry Bird in triple-doubles

Mavericks’ Luka Doncic put up a historic performance against the Utah Jazz, surpassing Larry Bird for ninth all-time in career triple-doubles with 60.


Snapping a two-game losing streak, the Dallas Mavericks had a huge 147-97 win over the Utah Jazz and in the process, Luka Doncic became one of the top 10 players in career triple-doubles with his 60th. He now sits at number nine on that list, surpassing Hall of Famer Larry Bird, who had 59.

When he was told about that he’d surpassed Bird after the game, his response was, “did I? That’s pretty amazing!”

Not only that, but Doncic finished the first half with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists, becoming the first player in NBA history to reach a 25-point triple-double before halftime. He finidhed the game with 40 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists.

Top 10 NBA players with the most career triple-doubles

Russell Westbrook 198 1,113
Oscar Robertson 181 1,040
Magic Johnson 138 906
Nikola Jokic 114 617
LeBron James 108 1,442
Jason Kidd 107 1,391
Wilt Chamberlain 78 1,045
James Harden 74 1,014
Luka Doncic 60 349
Larry Bird 59 897