It’s no secret that Luka Doncic creates court magic practically every time he steps onto the court. Touted as one of the league’s most excellent and versatile players, the 24-year old Slovenian sensation is a force to be reckoned with on the court, even rivaling four-time NBA Champion and two-time MVP Stephen Curry.

This time, however, he went one step further, setting a new NBA record just one week into the season. He achieved remarkable results in the Mavs’ opening three games, achieving a record-breaking three-consecutive 30 point-triple-doubles, making him only the third player in NBA history to accomplish this feat.

NBA Central shared Doncic’s stellar stats on X:

35 PTS – 12 REB – 12 AST
49 PTS – 10 REB – 7 AST
33 PTS – 13 REB – 10 AST

The ESPN Stats and Info also broke the news on X, writing, “Luka Doncic is the 3rd player in NBA history with multiple 30-point triple-doubles through the first 3 games of a season. He joins Oscar Robertson in 1961-62 (3) & Russell Westbrook in 2016-17 (2).”

Doncic: ‘I think I’ve been better’

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When asked about the reason for his strong play, Doncic said, “I don’t know. I think it’s just pushing the pace.”

“I think I’ve been better, participating much better on the defensive end. Outside of this game, getting my low turnovers. Today, I had like three in a row in the third quarter. That’s unacceptable. Those are two things I know I need to get better at,” Doncic said, according to Forbes.

He further suggested that the improvement in his shooting performance this season may have been attributed to his legs, saying, “Just my legs, you know. Just getting lower in the shot, letting it go. Just trying to make the shot.”

To top it off, Doncic also currently holds the lead in the NBA in points per game (PPG), averaging 39.

NBA Twitter reacts to Doncic’s achievement

Under NBA Central’s post, numerous basketball fans expressed their delight at Doncic’s success, claiming that he is definitely off to a blazing start this season.

One fan wrote, “wow! Luka doncic is on fire this season! it’s amazing watching players like him turn the game into an art form. 🏀.”

While another fan added, “spectacular performance! luka doncic’s skills on the court always leave us on the edge of our seats. Keep lighting up the scoreboard, champ!”

One fan also noted that his recent spectacular performance could be because of Kyrie Irving’s veteran leadership.

Overall, Doncic’s supporters were ecstatic to witness him in peak form at the beginning of the season and hope that he continues this level of play all the way through.

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