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UPDATED: Luka Doncic passes Michael Jordan in an impressive feat

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Doncic’s meteoric rise to an NBA superstar continues.

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Dallas Mavericks Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE, 12/8:

In the third quarter of tonight’s game against the Sacramento Kings, Luka Doncic PASSED Michael Jordan in the 20-5-5 rankings, having achieved the mark in 19 straight games. Only Oscar Robertson, as noted below, has a longer streak.

Luka truly continues to amaze us every night.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Luka Doncic recorded 26 points, six rebounds and nine assists Saturday against the Pelicans, matching Michael Jordan’s record of 18 straight games with 20 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Doncic’s last game in which he didn’t reach that feat was October 29 against the Denver Nuggets where he scored 12 points with four rebounds and five assists. Since that night Doncic has averaged 31 points, 10.2 rebounds and 9.8 assists, and there’s no question those numbers could be much higher had the Mavericks not blown teams out by counts of 40-plus points three times this season.

In addition to the 20/5/5 feat, Doncic earned the Western Conference Player of the Month award for the month of November becoming the youngest player ever to win honor at 20. Doncic averaged 32.4 points, 10.3 rebounds and 10.4 assists in November joining Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook as only the third player ever to average a triple double in a calendar month.

Doncic’s meteoric rise to the pantheon on NBA superstars has coincided with the Mavericks returning to relevancy. Dallas sits at 16-6 and in second place in the Western Conference. The Mavericks own the league’s second-best point differential at 10.3 behind only the Milwaukee Bucks’ 13.6 point differential.

Doncic will have his opportunity to surpass Jordan Sunday night against the Kings.