Luka Doncic’s red-hot start continued Friday as the fifth-year pro lit up the visiting Raptors for 35 points in the Mavericks’ 111-110 victory.
It marked Doncic’s eighth straight game of 30-plus points to start the season, tying Wilt Chamberlain for the second-longest streak in NBA history.
Doncic will need to be even better to have any shot at Chamberlain’s record, which stands at an incredible 23 games set back in 1962-63.
Luka Dončić has now joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in @NBA history to score 30+ points in 8-or-more consecutive games to begin a season.
Chamberlain, first 8 games in 1959-60
Chamberlain, first 23 games in 1962-63
*Dončić, first 8 games in 2022-23 pic.twitter.com/5I2qeyYtPY
— Mavs PR (@MavsPR) November 5, 2022
Just how good has Doncic been this season? Friday’s onslaught actually dropped his scoring average ever so slightly, by 0.1 points to an even 36 per game.