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Luka Doncic 2nd-Fastest NBA Player to Reach 75 Triple-Doubles

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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic 2nd-Fastest NBA Player to Reach 75 Triple-Doubles Games
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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic became the second-fastest NBA player to register 75 career triple-doubles in his 392nd career game, during Monday night’s 115-105 win over the Utah Jazz.

Oscar Robertson leads the all-time list with just 182 games needed to record 75 triple-doubles. Nikola Jokic trails Doncic for third with 511 games, followed by Magic Johnson (518) and Russell Westbrook (661).

According to a few NBA betting sites, Doncic holds third-best odds to win MVP this season. Sportsbooks are showing better odds for Jokic and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.


“Our defense the last couple of games has been pretty good,” Doncic said after Dallas outscored Utah 27-17 in the fourth quarter of Monday’s victory. “We just got to keep going.”

Furthermore, Doncic is one of nine players in NBA history to reach 75 triple-doubles. He is now one shy of tying James Harden (76) for the eighth-most triple-doubles in league history.

Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic is the second-youngest NBA player to record 75 career triple-doubles

At just 25 years and 26 days old, Doncic also became the second-youngest player behind Robertson (24 years, 27 days old) to post 75 career triple-doubles in NBA history.

According to Elias Sports, Jokic (27 years, 16 days old) is third, followed by Johnson (27 years, 143 days old) and Westbrook (28 years, 137 days old).

Moreover, Doncic had an impressive triple-double run this season which included NBA records of five consecutive with at least 35 points and six in a row with at least 30 points.

He currently has 42 double-doubles and 19 triple-doubles this season.


Doncic also had seven straight 20-point triple-doubles, which tied him with Michael Jordan (1989) and Oscar Robertson (1961) for the longest such streak in NBA history, per ESPN Stats & Information.

Additionally, Doncic will become eligible to sign a five-year, $367 million supermax extension in 2025 after he makes All-NBA First Team this season. He would earn $73.4 million per season on such a deal.

The four-time All-NBA member is currently making $40.04 million this season. This is part of the five-year, $215.16 million contract he signed with Dallas in 2021.

James is a Basketball Insiders contributor. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. James enjoys watching sports and helping gamblers win money.

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