Luka Doncic 30-20-10 game lifts Mavericks past Kings in OT

Ruben Hill
August 5, 2020

The Dallas Mavericks' sophomore star put up 34 points, 20 rebounds, and 12 assists in a 114-110 overtime win over the Sacramento Kings Tuesday, making him the youngest player in National Basketball Association history to record a triple-double consisting of at least 30 points and 20 rebounds, according to ESPN.

With the scores tied at 102-102 in overtime, Doncic gave the Mavs the lead for good, backing down Cory Joseph in the paint, burying the floater with 1:57 remaining.

A short stab by Doncic, an assist to Maxi Kleber for a 3-pointer, and a bucket by Dorian Finney-Smith put Dallas up 109-102 with 54.8 seconds in the extension.

But the Kings, behind long-distance shooting by Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic, closed in at 112-110, before Trey Burke hit the insurance free throws after the Kings were forced to foul.

The Kings led nearly the entire regulation, using nine first-quarter 3-pointers to build a 37-27 advantage after 12 minutes. Fox missed three of the shots, including a buzzer-beating 18-footer.

Doncic's triple-double was his league-leading 16th of the season, while his 20 rebounds were a career-high, eclipsing his previous best of 18 set against New Orleans in December.

Add those to the lessons that need to be learned before the Kings can ascend to being a team that can regularly participate in the postseason.

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