Although Dallas Mavericks have lost to the Chicago Bulls, their marquee player Luka Doncic has surpassed the legendary Michael Jordan as the All-Time Triple-Double player. The ‘Predicted MVP’ has surely lived up to his hype in almost every game. Doncic scored 36 points, 16 rebounds and 15 points for the Mavs. He now falls behind Ben Simmons in that particular list and is on the number 4 spot.
However, Doncic blamed himself for the loss as he suggested after the game that he got caught up with the individual statistics after the brilliant first half.
“The second half, I played terrible,” Doncic said. “That’s on me, that game. I was being selfish a little bit because I had 30 points in the first half. That wasn’t me in the second half. I’ve got to do way better in the second half. That’s just on me. I’ve got to do way better.”
Luka Doncic overshadows Michael Jordan in NBA Triple-Double record
Talking about the particular game between the Mavericks and Chicago Bulls, the former team trailed by 15 points. Even though their star player Doncic scored 30 points for them.
But Doncic said he was “taking some shots I shouldn’t be taking” in the second half, adding that the team as a whole need to play with better energy.
“We were all disappointed with our performances,” said Mavs big man Kristaps Porzingis, who had 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks. “It is what it is. He always expects greatness from himself. I’m the same way. We have a lot of high-character guys that want to do the right thing on the court. It’s a team game, so we have to find ways how to play for each other so we can feed off of each other’s energy.”
Doncic became only the fourth player in NBA history to record at least 35 points, 15 rebounds and 15 assists in a game and the youngest to do so. Oscar Robertson had five such performances. Wilt Chamberlain and James Harden each had one.