Luka Dončić rankings 73 issues vs. Hawks, tied for fourth-most in NBA historical past – Yahoo Sports activities

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Luka Dončić rankings 73 issues vs. Hawks, tied for fourth-most in NBA historical past – Yahoo Sports activities

Luka Dončić already had the Dallas Mavericks’ all-time single-game scoring report. He simply greater it through double digits, with the most important efficiency of what was once already an all-time of per week.

The lately minted NBA All-Megastar starter scored 73 issues towards the Atlanta Hawks on Friday to reset his occupation top in scoring, the Mavericks’ scoring report and an entire lot extra in the case of his position in NBA historical past. The Mavericks wanted just about each and every different one of the most issues in a 148-143 win.

The overall ties Wilt Chamberlain and David Thompson for the fourth-most scored in one sport in NBA historical past.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JANUARY 26: Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks goes up for a shot against Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks during the first quarter at State Farm Arena on January 26, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

Luka Dončić is taking a look as unstoppable as ever. (Photograph through Todd Kirkland/Getty Pictures)

With that overall, Dončić turns into the tenth participant in NBA historical past to best the uncommon mark of 70 issues and the primary Ecu participant to do it. This is the total team:

Dončić completed the evening with 25-of-33 taking pictures, 8-of-13 from 3-point vary and 15-of-16 on loose throws, with 10 rebounds and 7 assists in 44 mins performed. The ones taking pictures numbers make the evening much more spectacular, as no participant had ever scored greater than 60 issues on 90% true taking pictures.

All of that got here towards a Hawks workforce that owned the 3rd total draft pick out used to choose Dončić in 2018, which they traded to the Dallas Mavericks in alternate for draft alternatives that was Trae Younger and Cam Reddish.

The NBA has observed some wild performances this week

So Dončić scored 73 issues. That will most often be a long way and mindful the absolute best overall scored shortly, and but there have been 3 different gamers who all crowned 60 issues this week.

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Joel Embiid joined that 70-club on Monday, bullying rookie Victor Wembanyama on an evening that still incorporated 18 rebounds. Karl-Anthony Cities adopted that up with 62 issues hours later, however his Minnesota Timberwolves ended up struggling a loss to the Charlotte Hornets.

Friday echoed that pair of performances. Whilst Dončić was once ripping in the course of the Hawks, Devin Booker was once concurrently going off towards the Indiana Pacers, who’re nonetheless with out breakout big name Tyrese Haliburton. Booker completed with 62 issues, 8 wanting his occupation top, and the Suns ended up shedding on an Obi Topping layup.

Monday was once the fourth time a couple of gamers had ever scored 60 or extra issues in the similar day and Friday was once the fourth. Through the NBA’s depend, there were 5 video games of 60-plus issues in 2023-24, essentially the most in a season since 1962-63, when there have been 9.

Dončić and Embiid also are the newest in a spate of 70-point scorers, as Damian Lillard and Donovan Mitchell’s 70-point nights each got here closing season.