DALLAS – Perhaps the most impressive thing about the statistical line of Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic on Wednesday night was that it was not surprising.
Doncic lit the exhausted Golden State Warriors with 35 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the Mavs 142-94 win. Doncic left the game forever with a few minutes left in the third quarter, playing only 25 minutes, 30 seconds, the least playing time in NBA history by a player to generate a 30x triple double, according to Elias Sports Bureau .
This outing came in the heel of Doncic's 42-point triple in Monday's win over the San Antonio Spurs, when he joined LeBron James as the lone player in NBA history to score 40 points in a triple-double before their 21
"Look, he's a very special roller coaster," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "There's not much else to say. It's not a big newsflash. It's quite normal."
This was Doncic's seventh triple-double of the season for the 9-5 Maus, the most player in the first 14 games of the season since Oscar Robertson was 11 in 1961-62. Robertson was the youngest player to record 35 triple-doubles as a 22-year-old, but that distinction belongs to Doncic, who turns 21 by February 28.
Doncic has established himself as a legitimate threat to join Robertson and Russell Westbrook as the only players in NBA history to produce an average triple-double for a season. Doncic is averaging 29.9 points, 10.7 rebounds and 9.4 assists per game, as he is the lone player in the league to qualify in the top five in points and assists and the lone player ranked in the top 15 in all three categories.  "It's amazing. But we were talking about whether he could support this, and I was like, 'Yo, if anyone can support this, it's him,'" said Mavs veteran guard JJ Barea, who serves as a mentor to Doncic. "He plays on the ground. He's super smart. He shoots the ball well. He completes really well. I see him supporting him.
" It's not hard for him to do that right now. He doesn't force crazy s —. It's just coming. That is why I think he can support this. It makes it look easy. "
The first quarter against the Warriors seemed particularly easy for Doncic. He had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists while playing all 12 minutes in the quarter, which ended with leading matches 44-16.
According to Elias, Doncic became the first player to record more points, rebounds and assists than a quarterback since Alan Iverson of Philadelphia on February 19, 2003 against the Chicago Bulls. in which the Bulls managed to score only eight points.
Luka Doncic starts hot, scoring 22 points in the first quarter alone to beat the Warriors by himself.
Doncic was 7-of-8 from the floor and 5-of-6 from 3-point range range also in the first quarter. He also had only his second dive of the season, which he celebrated with a big smile as he ran off the Mavs bench until returning to defense, much to the amusement of his teammate.
"said Mavs guard Tim Hardaway Jr., who had 20 points in 6-of-7 shooting at victory. "The most important thing about this game is to have fun and go out there and compete on both ends of the floor. He does that. "
Doncic admitted that he was aware of the exclusive company with which he had joined the historic production so far. However, he has no interest in discussing his individual statistics.
"I'm glad we win games. That's all, "said Doncic, who was 11 of 18 from the floor and 6 of 10 from 3-point range in the win, as the Mavs outpaced the Warriors with 45 with him on the floor. "We have three in a row and we just have to keep going."