DALLAS – Luka Dončić had a franchise-record 60 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists in a historic triple-double in the Dallas Mavericks’ 126-121 rout — including his Intentionally missed tying basket in overtime — Tuesday night at the New York Knicks.
The Mavericks trailed by nine points with 33 seconds left in regulation, then tied the game in a back-and-forth sequence of Doncic’s intentional free throw miss before finally missing the ball on the rebound and hitting a jumper to make it 115-115 with 1.0 seconds left.
The first 60-point game in Mavericks history also included Doncic’s career-high rebounding and was the first 60-20-10 game in NBA history. The 23-year-old superstar recorded his seventh triple-double of the season.
The Mavericks won for the fourth time in a row, with three games over . 500, all hitting their season bests.
Quentin Grimes scored a career-high 33 points and Dallas native Julius Randle had 29 points and 18 rebounds for the Knicks, who lost their fourth straight game after an eight-game winning streak. Their longest winning streak in nearly nine years.
Jalen Brunson missed the game with a hip injury and was unable to play in what was supposed to be his return to Dallas.
After Myles McBride made two free throws with 11.5 seconds left, Spender Dinwiddie hit a 3-pointer with 25 points to put the Mavericks at 113-112.
McBride made the next two free throws for a 115-112 lead with 7.7 seconds left before Grimes fouled Doncic before he attempted a game-tying 3-pointer.
The Mavericks threw infrequently played center JaVale McGee on the rebounds, and they kept the ball on Doncic’s deliberate turnover. The ball bounced into the hands of the Slovenian star, who hit an 11-foot jumper to tie the game.
The Mavericks led by less than a minute of regulation but never trailed in overtime. Doncic made two free throws in the middle of overtime to give the team a 118-116 lead.
Brunson missed his first game of the season on his first visit to Dallas, where the point guard spent his first four before signing with the Knicks as a free agent last summer. season.
The two-time NCAA champion from Villanova played his former team in New York in early December, a 121-100 victory over the Mavericks.