Luka Doncic Tied for 5th in 30-Point Playoff Triple-Doubles

Luka Doncic tied James Harden and Stephen Curry for the fifth most 30-point playoff triple-doubles in NBA history with his performance in the Mavericks’ 104-92 win over the Thunder.

LeBron James tops this list with 16 such games, followed by Oscar Robertson and Nikola Jokic (8 each), and Russell Westbrook (6). This marks the second time Doncic has achieved consecutive triple-doubles in his six-year career during the playoffs.

Doncic’s Game 5 Stats

In Game 5, Luka scored 31 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, dished out 11 assists, and even blocked a shot. He played for 41 minutes and shot efficiently: hitting 12 of his 22 shots from the field, making nearly half of his three-pointers (5-of-11), and sinking two out of three free throws.

Before Game 5, Luka was struggling a bit due to injuries. He averaged just 22 points on only 39% shooting while dealing with a sprained knee and sore ankle.

Coach Jason Kidd praised him: “He was aggressive. He was making shots, taking shots. The deep threes, getting to the basket, playmaking for everyone.”

Mavericks’ Strong Defense

Dallas has been unbeatable when holding opponents under 100 points this season—they’re now at a perfect record of 13-0 in such games. Also notable is their resilience; they are undefeated following a loss in these playoffs.

Doncic’s Focused Play

During Wednesday’s win, Doncic stayed focused on basketball rather than arguing with officials over calls. “I’m just trying to play basketball,” he said. “Sometimes I forget this is what I love doing.”

Rookie Standout Dereck Lively II

Dereck Lively II shined as well by scoring 11 points and grabbing ten rebounds—becoming the youngest Mavs player to achieve a double-double in playoff history at just over twenty years old!

Derrick Jones Jr.’s Career Night

Derrick Jones Jr. had his best playoff game yet with nineteen points—surpassing his previous high from Game Four! P.J Washington also contributed significantly with ten points plus ten rebounds.

One more win will send Dallas into Western Conference finals if they succeed at home on Saturday night!

“We’ve got one more to win out of two games,” said Doncic confidently but cautiously adding that being up three-two means nothing unless they finish strong at home where last time mistakes cost them dearly

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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