History can happen. Any night. Any players.
And when generational talents like LeBron James and Luka Doncic face off, you end up with Friday’s thrilling overtime edition of “Can You Top This?”
James led the Lakers to victory with 39 points, 12 rebounds, 16 assists and four steals — the first Laker to clear the 30-10-15 mark since Magic Johnson in 1990. That marked James’ 82nd career triple-double, and 30th with at least 30 points.
LeBron James is the 3rd player in NBA history to record at least 30 30-point triple-doubles, joining Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook.
James is also the first Lakers player with 30 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in a game since Magic Johnson in 1990. pic.twitter.com/TIrJ5Kibzd
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 2, 2019
Doncic put up 31 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high 15 assists in a valiant defeat, the 10th triple-double of his career, and first 30-10-15 for the Mavericks since Jason Kidd in January 1996.
It was the first time in NBA history opposing players each recorded at least 30-10-15 triple-doubles in the same game. Doncic became the youngest player, and James the oldest, to put up that stat line.
James also scored eight of the Lakers’ 16 points in the extra period as they quickly pulled away to seal the 119-110 victory. Doncic put up seven in OT to cap his outing.