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Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic has ninth triple-double in win over Pelicans

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic produced the historic ninth triple-double of his young career against the Pelicans on Oct. 25. See the best plays here.

Dallas Mavericks point forward Luka Doncic is having a special season already. The 20-year-old scored 34 points on opening night. He led the Mavs to a victory over the Washington Wizards as well. What would he do as an encore in the team’s first road contest?

The Mavericks traveled to face the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday in Louisiana. It was a wild game that saw the two teams’ trade 40-plus point quarters. Ultimately, Doncic led the Mavericks to a 123-116 victory in a back and forth game.

He also had his first triple-double of the season. Luka finished with 25 points, ten rebounds, ten assists, two steals, and three turnovers in 38 minutes of action. That performance cemented Doncic in the history books. Here is Tim MacMahon with how.

Luka was ten of 19 from the field and hit both of his free throws against the Pelicans. The 20-year-old appears set to vault into All-Star and All-NBA status this season. It should be an exciting journey for Mavericks fans.


It would not be a Luka Doncic triple-double without a massive highlight reel. That was again the case in New Orleans on Friday.

The Pelicans began the game trapping Doncic and forcing the ball out of his hands. It was a major reason why they held a 14-point lead at the end of the first quarter. Luka still managed to find a way to drop 25 points. That is so impressive.

Doncic also hit the game-clinching shot. He banked home a step back 3-pointer with just over a minute to go to stretch the lead to seven points. Fans can relive the play below.

It was another masterful performance from the 20-year-old star. He said the Mavericks would make the playoffs this season. Doncic is doing everything in his power to get them there. Dallas won their first two games for the first time since 2004. Luka was led the show in both victories.

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