TEXAS — Luka Doncic believed that his unlikely game-winning shot in the waning seconds of regulation actually secured the victory.

Little deal. The Dallas superstar has laid the groundwork for a triple-double unlike any other in NBA history.

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On Tuesday night, Luka Doncic had one of the greatest games in NBA history, compiling numbers that, even as I sit here and type them, are hard to comprehend: The Mavericks beat the Knicks in a crazy overtime game, 126-121, with 60 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists.

This is just the second 60-point triple-double of any kind, joining James Harden’s 60-11-10 performance from a 2018 game as the first 60-point, 20-rebound triple-double in NBA history. That’s tops.

first-ever game with 60 points, 20 rebounds, and 10 assists
Second-best triple-double with 60 points ever (James Harden, 60-11-10)

1. first game with 60 points and 20 rebounds since Shaq in 2000
2.This season’s first 60-point game in the NBA belongs to the Mavericks.
3. A career high for Doncic (points and rebounds)
4. Since 1983-84, Doncic 56.3 Game Score ranks sixth best.

According to our CBS Sports research department, that last figure. In order to determine the top single-game performances, Game Score takes into account the entire box score. Since 1883–184, only these five individuals have achieved more than Doncic’s 56.3:

Michael Jordan (64.6): 69 points, 23-37 FG, 18 Rebound, 6 Ast, and 4 Stl.
Kobe Bryant (63.5): 81 pts, 28-46 FG, 18-20 FG, 3 Stl

Karl Malone (60.2): 61 points, 21-26 FG, 19-23 FT, and 18 Reb
David Thompson (57.0): 73 points, 28-38 FG, 17-20 FT, 7 Reb
James Harden (56.6): 60 points, 10 reb, 11 ast, 17–18 ft, 4 stl
Luka Doncic (56.3): 60 points, 21 reb, 10 ast, 21-31 FG, 16-22 FT
The figures attributed to Wilt Chamberlain are said to be legendary. Doncic is currently outperforming them. maximum points Wilt

Many people questioned me about this in the locker room, and I responded that I believed we had won, according to Doncic. I walked to the fans in this manner because I thought we had won the game and was shocked to learn that it was tied.

Dallas trailed by nine with 33 seconds remaining in regulation before catching up thanks to a back-and-forth series that was completed by Doncic deliberate miss that brushed the rim and the backboard. The first 60-20-10 game in NBA history was played in Dallas, and it also featured Doncic’s career-high in rebounds. The young Slovenian produced the league’s top season scoring output and recorded his eighth triple-double

1st 60-point, 20-rebound, and 10-assist game in NBA history
With their fourth straight victory, the Mavericks surpassed.500 by three games, both totals matching season highs.

The Knicks dropped their fourth straight game after an eight-game winning streak, their longest in almost a year, led by a career-high 33 points from Quentin Grimes and 29 points and 18 rebounds from Dallas native Julius Randle.

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The Kings were also without their standout Centre Domantas Sabonis, who is dealing with an ulnar collateral ligament avulsion fracture in his right thumb. In the fourth quarter of Sacramento’s Friday loss to Washington, Sabonis suffered an injury to his non-shooting hand. He’ll get another assessment on Wednesday.

Sacramento’s head coach Brown, 52, is in his first year in that position. He formerly held the position of associate head coach for the Golden State Warriors (2016–22) after holding the position of head coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers twice (2005–10, 2013–14) and the Los Angeles Lakers once (2011–12). Brown won the 2009 NBA Coach of the Year award while coaching Cleveland. Additionally, he has served as a coach for four championship-caliber teams, winning one championship with the three with the Warriors and one with the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant.
This report was produced in part by Reuters and The Associated Press.

It was quite amazing how simple Luka made this seem. A Mavericks victory shouldn’t have been conceivable in any manner. With 33 seconds left, they were nine points down. Luka intentionally missed a free shot with 4.2 seconds left and Dallas down by two points. He then went on to win the tip-drill rebound and score to tie the game.

Dallas had the lead in regulation for less than a minute but never fell behind in overtime. Midway through the extra period, Doncic made two free throws to give the Mavs a 118-116 lead that they would not lose.

In his first trip to Dallas, where the point guard played his first four seasons before signing with the Knicks in free agency last summer, Brunson missed his first game of the season. Early in December in New York, the Mavericks defeated the Villanova Wildcats 121-100. The Mavericks are a two-time NCAA champion.