Luka posts triple-double after being 'behind curve'

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As Luka Doncic works his way into shape, the Dallas Mavericks‘ superstar has started flashing his All-NBA form.

Doncic had by far his most dominant performance of the season in a 113-100 road win Monday night over the Houston Rockets. He had season highs with 33 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists, recording his first triple-double of the season, one that had some historical significance.

Doncic now has three of the five 30-15-10 performances in NBA history by players younger than age 22, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. The others were recorded by a couple of Hall of Famers, Oscar Robertson in 1960 and Magic Johnson in 1981.

There have been only seven 30-15-10 performances since Doncic entered the league in 2018-19, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Denver’s Nikola Jokic each have two in that span. Doncic’s three such performances are second among all players over the past 30 years, behind only Russell Westbrook‘s five.

“I can’t say that I’m surprised,” Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said of Doncic’s spectacular outing. “He’s a great player.”

But Doncic, the Las Vegas oddsmakers’ MVP favorite, did not play up

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