Luka Doncic breaks Mavericks record by scoring 73 POINTS in their win over the Hawks to continue NBA’s scoring explosion… as Devin Booker puts up 62 of his own for the Suns
- Luka Doncic put on a historic performance for the Mavs on Friday
- The performance followed a 70-point effort from Joel Embiid on Monday
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Luka Doncic set a Mavericks record on Friday night when he scored 73 points in a virtuoso performance, leading his team to a 148-143 victory over the Falcons.
Doncic blew past his personal best and team record of 60 points with the help of eight three-pointers and 15 free throws.
He shot 75.8 percent from the field overall and became the first NBA player ever to score 70+ on better than 75 percent shooting.
“It was beautiful,” Doncic said afterward.
His record night came just four days after Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid scored a franchise-record 70 points, and on the same night as a 62-point performance from Devin Booker in a Suns loss.
Luka Doncic scored 73 points in a virtuoso performance against the Falcons on Friday
Doncic is just the fourth player ever to score 73+ points in an NBA game, joining Wilt Chamberlain, David Thompson and Kobe Bryant
Karl Anthony-Towns also scored 62 in a loss to Minnesota on Monday.
Doncic got to the 70 mark with a three-point play with 2:58 left.
With Dallas leading 140-136, Doncic added another three-point play to end his night.
‘He was hot. He was on,” said Trae Young, who led Atlanta with 30 points. ‘We tried everything. We tried to catch him.’
Josh Green scored 21 points for Dallas, but Doncic carried the offense.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Green said.
Devin Booker scored 62 points for the Suns in a losing effort against the Pacers on Friday night
Doncic joined Wilt Chamberlain, David Thompson and Kobe Bryant among players who scored 73 points.
As if that wasn’t enough, Doncic also had 10 rebounds and seven assists.
He became the fifth player in NBA history with at least 70 points and 10 rebounds in a game, joining Chamberlain (who did it six times), Elgin Baylor, David Robinson and Embiid — who did it Monday did.
Chamberlain, who holds the NBA record with 100 points, also had a 78-point game, while Bryant had 81.