When genius becomes normal: Luka Doncic delivers another ‘triple-double’, his eighth already this season

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Luka Doncic continues to maintain his top form. The Slovenian star player of the Dallas Mavericks was again good for a triple-double in the NBA. With 35 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists, Dallas defeated Houston 129-114. It was Doncic’s eighth triple-double of the season.


Two days ago, the Slovenian had already put in a great performance against New York. He then came to 60 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists. Never before in the NBA has a player achieved a ‘triple-double’ with so many points and rebounds.

Dallas climbs to fifth place in the Western Conference thanks to its fifth win in a row. Houston has lost seven of its last eight games.

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In the East, Boston strengthened its lead by beating the LA Clippers 116-110. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown both tallied 29 points for the Celtics, who remain the best performing team this season with 26 wins against 10 losses. For Boston, the win was revenge for the 113-93 loss to the Clippers a month ago, their worst loss this season.

Buddy Hield made history in Indiana’s 135-126 win against Cleveland. Held scored the fastest three-pointer ever to start an NBA game. He hit after three seconds. Tyrese Haliburton was the leading scorer with 29 points with the Pacers ahead of Hield (25 pts). Donovan Mitchell’s 28 points weren’t enough for the Cavs.

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