Luka Doncic pulls off incredible triple-double
Ricky Gray | December 28, 2022
The Mavericks guard finished the game with 60 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists.
In a comeback 126-121 win over the New York Knicks, Luka Doncic had a career game by posting 60 points, 21 rebounds, and ten assists.
This triple-double performance was capped off by a last-minute intentionally missed field goal by Doncic, who rebounded the ball and flipped it in for the win.
After the game, Doncic said: “I thought we won the game. Then I see it's tied. I was like, 'Oof.' I didn't know what to do.”
His performance broke Dirk Nowitzki's franchise record for points in a game and set Doncic's career high for rebounds.
When asked about his stat line, Doncic joked: “Two steals, one block. Jump ball too.”
His 60 points tied the record for the highest-scoring triple-double in NBA history, matching James Harden's 60 for the Houston Rockets on Jan. 30, 2018.
Head coach Jason Kidd said: “To do something that's never been done before, that's hard to do.
“There's been some great players before him. Elgin Baylor and Wilt, he was in that class, and then he separated himself and made his own class.”
Doncic has scored at least 50 points in two of his past three games.
Mavericks center Dwight Powell stated: “Guys say all the time that we see it and we know his greatness, but he's showing up on a whole different level in a whole lot of different way.
“This tonight, there's not really any way to accurately describe that. It's hard to believe -- 77 is different.”
During the postgame interview, Doncic concluded: “I'm tired as hell. I need a recovery beer.”