Luka Doncic scores 73 points, fourth best mark in NBA history


This morning, the Slovenian Luka Doncic scored the fourth best score by a player in NBA history by scoring 73 points in the Dallas Mavericks' victory over the Atlanta Hawks (143-148), the record for a foreigner in the North American league.

On the day that marked four years since the helicopter accident that took the life of superstar Kobe Bryant, Doncic joined the club of top scorers in a single game in NBA history, led by Wilt Chamberlain (100 ) ahead, precisely, of the legendary Los Angeles Lakers player (81) and himself (78).

Denver Nuggets guard David Thompson, against the Detroit Pistons on the last day of the 1977-78 season, also reached the figure of 73 points, which the Slovenian now equals.

Since the 1970s, only Kobe Bryant, that night in 2006 against the Toronto Raptors, has scored more than Doncic, who in addition to a new personal record has also broken the record for the franchise – which he himself owned – and for a player European.

Thus, the former Madrid player, who scored 41 goals in the first half and 32 in the second, managed to score 25 of his 33 field goals in almost 45 minutes, with 8 of 13 in triples and 15 of 16 in free throws, to which He added 10 rebounds, 7 assists and a ball recovery. It is the seventh game of 50 points or more for Doncic in the NBA.