Doncic notched his seventh triple-double of the season Tuesday night, helping to solidify his case against Trae Young.
“For me, the Rookie of the Year of course is important, but there’s a lot more things going on,” Doncic said. “It’s a long season here in the NBA. A lot of talking about that, and I’m just not interested in it.”
Doncic recorded his seventh triple-double this season, and second in as many games, with 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists in 36 minutes.
That tied him with Magic Johnson for third-most triple-doubles by a rookie and most for a player under 21 years old. Doncic has 11 months before his 21st birthday to surpass Johnson for the latter record.
“I’ll put it this way: He’s one of the top players in the game on a lot of levels,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “He’s still young, he’s still learning, but his impact is undeniable.”
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