Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic makes more history vs. Knicks

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic had another massive triple-double and put his name in the record books on Nov. 8. It was not enough to get the victory, though.

The Dallas Mavericks suffered a disappointing loss against the New York Knicks on Friday. They allowed New York to score 36 in the first quarter and could not find their footing in the second half. In the end, it was a 106-102 win for the Knicks in Dallas.

Mavs fans can point to a ton of things that went wrong including the Knicks hitting 50.0 percent of their 3-pointers and winning the rebound battle, but Luka Doncic had another monster performance. The 20-year-old star finished with 38 points, 14 rebounds, and ten assists in 35 minutes of action. It is Luka’s fourth triple-double in eight games this season.

Doncic also made history against the Knicks. Here is a look at how the Mavericks star put his mark in the record books.

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Most 30-point triple-doubles

The Mavericks PR sent out the following tweet during Friday’s game.

Any time you take a record from LeBron James that is special. It was not the only record he shattered against the Knicks.

Another triple-double mark

NBA Stats noted this after the game wrapped up.

Amazingly, that was not all. 38 points set a new career-high for Luka Doncic. It did not even feel like he played his best game either. That is a testament to how special Luka is playing.

It has been an amazing leap taken by the 20-year-old this season. Through eight games, he is averaging 28.1 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 9.3 assists per game. The Dallas Mavericks have not played their best basketball either. Kristaps Porzingis will continue to improve all season. The team is still meshing together after plenty of offseason changes too.

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Luka Doncic plans on leading the Mavs to the playoff this year. That will include plenty of monster performances and highlights along the way. Dallas Mavericks fans are in for a treat.