Doncic beats Michael Jordan with his 29th triple-double in just over two years


By CAPosts 17 January, 2021 - 06:13pm 89 views

Doncic, between Williams and Carter, at the Mavericks.Bulls.Ron Jenkins / A

P Luka Doncic added another telling statistic of the enormous quality he treasures in beating Michael Jordan in triple-doubles total. The legendary Bulls player added 28, the Mavericks star, at 21 years old and at the beginning of his third season, already accumulates 29. The happiness was not complete for Doncic because the 36 points, 16 rebounds and 15 assists that He got not enough ammunition for his team to beat the Bulls (101-117). Doncic is now 15th in the all-time triple-doubles standings, led by Oscar Robertson , with 181; Russell Westbrook, with 150; Magic Johnson, with 138; Jason Kidd, with 107; and LeBron James, with 95

The Slovenian guard, who added 30 points before the break, could not count on the help of several of his teammates, five of them due to being in quarantine due to the protocols for the covid -19 , and Tim Hardaway Jr., injured. Porzingis scored 20 points, but missed all seven of his 3-pointers. Doncic, who added 6 of 11 from the maximum distance, saw how the rest of his teammates added a disastrous 2 of 20.

The Bulls, who had four losses in a row, took control of the game in the second quarter, in which they prevailed 29-40. Markkanen was his best man, with 29 points and 10 rebounds, along with substitute Garrett Temple, with 21 points. Despite LaVine's bad game and that the Bulls were also bad in shooting, with 7 of 25 on triples (28%), they beat the Mavericks in a bad second half from Doncic.

“In the second half I have played fatal ”, recognized the 77 of the Mavericks. “I was being a bit selfish because I scored 30 points in the first half and in the second, it wasn't me. I have to improve and that only depends on me. I made some shots that I shouldn't have tried ”. His partner and friend Porzingis, added: "We are all disappointed, we have to play with more energy."

Source: Elpais

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