Sport Doncic breaks Mavs' triple-double record, beats Williamson

07:50  05 march  2020
07:50  05 march  2020 Source:   ap.org

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The Mavericks star now has 21 in his career through 119 games. Could he break Oscar Robertson's career record of 181?

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DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 30 points and broke Dallas' career triple-double record with his 22nd, helping the Mavericks hold off the New Orleans Pelicans 127-123 in overtime Wednesday night.

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Luka Doncic ’s Spanish was flawless. Doncic scored 41 points and posted his eighth triple - double of the season, Seth Curry added a season-high 30 points off the bench and the Dallas Mavericks topped the Detroit Pistons 122-111 on Thursday night in the opener of the NBA Mexico Games.

#MavsPostGame #DDP #MavsVsPistons ***EDIT: Misspoke when I said it was KP who spoke Spanish to the crowd before the game. It was Luka End disclaimer

Doncic added 17 rebounds and 10 assists, and Kristaps Porzingis had 34 points and 12 rebounds in the nationally televised matchup between young stars Doncic and Zion Williamson. Williamson scored 21 points in 35 minutes in the first back-to-back of his NBA career.


Doncic broke Jason Kidd’s record for triple-doubles just five days after his 21st birthday.

Neither team led by more than three points throughout the fourth quarter or overtime until Doncic fed Porzingis for a dunk with 49 seconds left to give Dallas a four-point lead. Doncic had hit a 3 to snap a 118-118 tie with 1:10 to play.

Williamson held up well in his first back-to-back since making his NBA debut Jan. 22. He has scored double figures in all 16 games he’s played in and has 20 points or more in his last 13.

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Luka Doncic became the only teenager in NBA history to record 3+ triple - doubles in a season as he tallied 19 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the

Markelle Fultz is the only other teenager to pull off this feat.

Brandon Ingram led New Orleans with 27 points, but fouled out in overtime. Lonzo Ball added 25.

The Pelicans’ Nicolo Melli sent the game to overtime with a tying 3 with 7.4 seconds left after missing his first six 3s of the game.

The Mavericks led by as many as 11 in the first half, but New Orleans kept it close. Dallas led by two at the end of each of the first three quarters.

Williamson gave New Orleans its first lead at 75-73 when he drew contact with Maxi Kleber, who fell to the ground without a call, giving the Pelicans rookie a clear path for a dunk.

While both coaches insisted that the matchup was greater than the two young stars, both showed flashes in the opening quarter. Williamson bulled his way to the basket on two drives, while Doncic drained a 3 with the Pelicans rookie in his face at the other end.


Pelicans: G J.J. Redick remains out with a left hamstring strain.

Mavericks: Coach Rick Carlisle said there is no timetable for the return of G Jalen Brunson, who missed his sixth game in a row with a right shoulder sprain. The Mavericks also played without G J.J. Barea, who was out with right ankle soreness.

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Porzingis scores 38; Mavs beat Wolves without Doncic . James' triple - double lifts Lakers past Pelicans. LeBron James had 34 points, 13 assists James had 34 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds, and Los Angeles overcame both Davis' absence and Williamson 's highest-scoring game to beat New

Clippers beat 76ers for fourth straight win; Giannis scores 41 against Hornets; Mavericks win over Timberwolves without injured Doncic . LeBron James had a triple - double as the visiting Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absence of All-Star forward Anthony Davis and defeated the New Orleans


The Mavericks set a franchise record with 11 blocks in the first half, three of those at Williamson’s expense. After Kleber swatted away one of his shots, Williamson crashed to the floor and got up shaking his head.

Dallas’ previous high was 10 blocks in a half against Philadelphia on Jan. 29, 2005.


Pelicans: Host Miami on Friday night.

Mavericks: Host Memphis on Friday night.


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