Luka tops Magic, 2nd-fastest to 50 triple-doubles

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic beat Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson to the 50 triple-double milestone by a game.

Doncic’s 33-point, 12-rebound, 11-assist performance in Friday’s 127-99 win over the Denver Nuggets made him the 10th player in NBA history to record 50 career triple-doubles.

Doncic accomplished the feat in his 278th career game, one fewer than it took Johnson. Only Oscar Robertson (111) needed fewer games to get 50 triple-doubles.

It was also the 25th time that Doncic has scored at least 30 points in a triple-double. That ranks fifth in NBA history, according to ESPN Stats & Information research, trailing only Robertson, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James and James Harden.

The 23-year-old Doncic, who is leading the league in scoring, has four 30-point triple-doubles in 14 games this season. The rest of the NBA has combined for only one, by Toronto’s Pascal Siakam.

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