Doncic's wild rhythm: 36 points, 17th triple-double

The Mavericks beat the Antetokoumpo Bucks with a great game from the Slovenian. The point guard provided 19 assists, his NBA record.


New magical night for Luka Doncic in the NBA and they are already going ... The Slovenian gave another basketball masterclass in Orlando, in the victory in overtime of the Dallas Mavericks against the Milwaukee Bucks of Giannis Antetokounmpo (136-132), the The same day the NBA left him out of the MVP race. The point guard had 36 points, 14 rebounds and 19 assists, his best ever record in the North American League, in 42 minutes on the court. Those shots to the basket created 45 points, two less than the season record held by LeBron James (47 against Orlando last January). He was generally good in the shot (12 of 24), although the triple failed him this time: 3 of 9.

It is also his 17th triple-double of the season, which makes him the youngest (21 years and 168 days) in history to reach that figure in a single course above Magic Johnson (21 years and 227 days ). This campaign will end as a leader in that statistical section. A surprising fact for a player who has only been in the best league in the world for two years and who is already the absolute leader of his team and one of the greatest in the competition. The playoffs, the first of his career, await him with wide open arms. They are not favorites, but ...

Doncic pulled a lot of physique for his penetrations (a classic) and skill in the pot to reach his 36 points. The throw of three missed against the leader of the Eastern Conference. Some Bucks that just two minutes to close regulation time were 7 points up (119-112) with a Antetokounmpo at full capacity (34 points and 13 rebounds) and after coming back in the second quarter and dominating almost the entire third.

The Doncic match to Kleber

An advantage that they could not hold and that the Slovenian tied at 119 from the free throw line with 21 seconds to go. George Hill's outside pitch and Brook Lopez's back slap (huge game, 34 points) did not prevent an overtime that the Mavs took, with a fabulous pass between the legs and a frame from Doncic to Kleber when the win was on the wire. . The Bucks 'reaction did not prevent the Mavs' second victory in their five bubble games.

“It's getting better by the hour. What impressed me the most was his leadership throughout the game. He kept a really cool attitude, kept the guys playing through some tough stretches, ”Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said at the end of the duel over his young star. "I feel fresh and I'm trying to make the right decisions," Doncic noted. “He is one of the most talented guys I have ever played with. He's improving his whole team, ”Antetokounmpo surrendered. 21 years old and the NBA surrendered at his feet. Who do you tell.

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