Thursday, January 26, 2023

Doncic triple-double historical figure: 61 points, 21 boards and 10 assists

DALLAS — Luka Doncic had a franchise-record 60 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists in a historic triple-double, including the game-tying basket on an intentionally missed free throw to drive overtime as the Dallas Mavericks rallied for a game Was. win 126-121. About the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.

Dallas was down by nine with 33 seconds remaining in regulation, intentionally missing a free throw before retaliating in a back-and-forth sequence that was capped by Doncic, finishing with a fumble on the rebound and leading 115 with 1 second remaining. -115 hit a jumper for the tie. ,

The first 60-point game in Dallas history also included a career-high rebound from Doncic and was the first 60–20–10 game in NBA history. The 23-year-old superstar scored his seventh triple-double of the season.

The Mavericks went three games above .500 with their fourth consecutive win, both marks matching their season highs.

Quentin Grimes scored a career-high 33 points and Dallas native Julius Randle had 29 points and 18 rebounds for the Knicks, who lost their fourth straight game after an eight-game winning streak, the longest in nearly nine years. Was.

Jalen Brunson missed the game with a hip injury, unable to play upon his return to Dallas.

After Myles McBride missed one of two free throws with 11.5 seconds remaining, Spencer Dinwiddie, who scored 25 points, hit a 3-pointer to pull Dallas within 113–112.

McBride made both free throws the next time for a 115–112 lead with 7.7 seconds left, then Grimes fouled Doncic before the Dallas Superstar attempted the tying 3-pointer.

The Mavericks brought in rarely used center Javelle McGee for rebounds, and Dallas kept the ball alive on Doncic’s intentional miss. The ball bounced off the Slovenian star, who hit an 11-foot jumper for the tie.

Dallas led with less than a minute left in regulation, but never trailed in overtime. Doncic hit two free throws in the middle of the extra period to put the Mavs ahead 118–116.

Brunson missed his first game of the season on his first trip to Dallas, where the point guard spent his first four seasons before signing with the Knicks in free agency last summer.

The two-time NCAA champion from Villanova played with his former team in New York in early December as the Mavericks posted a 121-100 victory.

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