Luka Doncic scored the first 60-point ‘triple-double’ in NBA history to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the New York Knicks 126-121 in overtime.
The 23-year-old Slovenian finished with 60 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists, putting him in double figures in three key offensive categories.
In the final seconds, with the Mavericks trailing 115-113, he purposefully missed a free throw, grabbed a rebound, and scored a jumper to force overtime.
“I’m tired, and I need a beer,” he explained.
Doncic is only the seventh player in NBA history to record a 50-point triple-double, and he is the youngest to do so, surpassing all-time great Wilt Chamberlain.
His performance fueled the hosts’ incredible comeback win after they trailed by 110-101 with less than 45 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
Doncic’s decision to intentionally throw his free-throw attempt against the backboard, claim the ball in the ensuing melee, and then drain his shot was the pinnacle of his team’s comeback.
“I just threw it up; I was fortunate,” he admitted. “We were down, but we came back, and it’s an incredible feeling.”