In another marvelous fashion, Luka Doncic powered the Dallas Mavericks past the Golden State Warriors in a Tuesday statement game.
Dropping a major 41 points, 12 boards, and 12 assists in front of the reigning champs, Doncic churned out his third 40-point triple-double this season. Remarkably, no one in the league has accomplished that, let alone a single game.
While this may seem to be an out-of-this-world record, Mavs head coach Jason Kidd can only grow jokingly tired of what Doncic is producing on a historic basis.
“It’s getting boring,” Kidd said of Doncic’s phenomenal, 40-point triple-double night, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “I mean, let’s see something different. Maybe do it with his left hand. I’m just joking.
“Look, he’s one of the best in the world, and that’s what he does. Some of us can take him for granted. The man is special.”
Doncic took over when it mattered for the Mavs. After losing four-straight games on their previous road trip, the club desperately needed a victory to stop their downslide in the tight Western Conference race.
As such, the Slovenian phenom feasted with his fifth-overall triple-double this season to lift a 116-113 win on the squad that eliminated them last postseason.
“I just participated, giving everything I got,” said Doncic. “I was really tired at the end, but we needed this game. I think we deserved this win, and we for sure needed this win.”
The win gave life to Dallas following a rough skid on the road, now back on the .500 line with a 10-10 card.