Dallas Mavericks: Top moments from Luka Doncic before turning 21

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
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3. First 40-point game

It did not take long into his second season for Luka Doncic to have his first 40-point game. He dropped 34 on opening night and was averaging 28.5 per game through his first 12.

The Dallas Mavericks hosted the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 18. They had won seven games on the season. It has apparent quickly that it was going to be a special night for Luka. He drew a foul and nailed two free throws on the first possession. That was the start of a 17-point first quarter. Fans can see the highlights below.


That was the first act of his 42-point triple-double. Luka finished with 11 rebounds and 12 assists. Doncic was 14 of 27 from the field and made five 3-pointers. It remains one of his best games of the season.

Luka also became the second-youngest player to produce 40-point triple-double in NBA history. LeBron was 163 days younger when he secured his first.

The win over the rival Spurs put the icing on the cake that night. It was Doncic’s sixth triple-double in 13 games too. Remember, Luka averaged a 30-point triple-double during the month of November. It was an impressive run for the 20-year-old.

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