Luka Doncic was at it again Thursday night.
This time it was in Mexico City leading the Dallas Mavericks over the Detroit Pistons 122-111.
Doncic recorded his seventh triple-double on the road, which moved him ahead of Magic Johnson and LeBron James for the most in NBA history before turning 22.
And, um, Doncic is only 20. He doesn’t turn 21 until February 28. Let that sink in. It’s his eighth triple-double this season. He had the arena crowd in Mexico City chanting “MVP!”
The Dallas Mavericks traveled to Mexico City for one of the NBA’s two games there this season. They faced the Detroit Pistons on Thursday evening. It was a stern test for the Mavs played at elevation.
The offense was not a problem in Mexico City. The Mavericks scored more than 30 points in three of the four quarters as they went on to a 122-111 victory over the Pistons. That included several standout performances.
Seth Curry was on fire on Thursday evening. He played 34 minutes off the bench and finished with 30 points on 15 field goal attempts. Curry hit six 3-pointers in his best game of the season. He had an impressive game the last time the Mavs visited Mexico City too.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 41 points and posted his eighth triple-double of the season, Seth Curry added a season-high 30 points off the bench and the Dallas Mavericks topped the Detroit Pistons 122-111 on Thursday night in the opener of this year’s NBA Mexico Games.
Doncic finished with 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the Mavericks, who at 17-7 are off to their best 24-game start since posting the same mark at this point of the 2014-15 season.
Curry scored 18 points in the second quarter alone for Dallas. The Mavericks trailed by seven late in the first half, then went on a 14-0 run before intermission and eventually led by as many as 24.