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Chris Russo rejects Luka Doncic's 60-point triple-double as the best NBA regular-season display ever

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Chris Russo rejects Luka Doncic's 60-point triple-double as the best NBA regular-season display ever

‘Wilt had 100 points!’: Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo pours cold water on the suggestion that Luka Doncic’s 60-point triple-double was the best NBA regular-season display in HISTORY… as he listed Kobe Bryant and Wilt Chamberlain above it

  • Doncic, 23, broke the Mavericks’ franchise record against the Knicks on Tuesday
  • Dirk Nowitzki set a new franchise record in 2004, scoring 53 points for Dallas
  • Russo lists Chamberlain’s 100-point display vs. New York in 1962 as the best ever
  • He also threw Larry Bird’s career-high 60-point performance against the Hawks into the mix
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ESPN’s Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo dismissed any notion that Luka Doncic’s 60-point, triple-double against the New York Knicks on Tuesday night was the best individual performance ever in a regular-season game by NBA, which lists performances from all-time greats. Kobe Bryant and Wilt Chamberlain above it.

Speaking on First Take on Wednesday morning, the Radio Hall of Fame inductee said: ‘I know you guys want me to go out there and find other games and I’ll try to find a couple for you guys but listen he’s got only 31 shots. He only made two threes. He made a big basket at the end of the rebound.’

‘But listen, this ain’t the 100 point game Wilt [Chamberlain] in ’62 when he scored 100 against the Knicks. 28-for-32 at the line. I think it’s a 63 Elgin [Baylor] was against the Knicks that same year. [Jerry] West had 63 one year against the Knicks.’

Doncic, 23, had the first 60-20-10 triple-double in NBA history against the New York Knicks

Doncic, 23, had the first 60-20-10 triple-double in NBA history against the New York Knicks

No one in Dallas Mavericks history had scored more than 60 points in a game before, as Doncic set a franchise record in a 126-121 overtime win. Set up by his improbable tying jumper in the final seconds of regulation from his intentional missed free throw, the 23-year-old had the first 60-20-10 triple-double in NBA history.

‘I mean if you’re gonna bring up the triple double then these are official scores,’ Russo said, adding that ‘let’s not forget’ Kobe Bryant’s epic 81-point performance against the Toronto Raptors on January 22, 2006 .

‘This triple double is still overrated so I took it [them] with a grain of salt but if you want to go there…Oscar [Robertson] went 56-and-12 in a December game against the Lakers in which they won.

Russo cites Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game against the Knicks in '61 as the best of all time

Russo cites Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game against the Knicks in ’61 as the best of all time

Russo added that 'let's not forget' Kobe Bryant's 81-point performance against the Toronto Raptors in 2006

Russo added that ‘let’s not forget’ Kobe Bryant’s 81-point performance against the Toronto Raptors in 2006

‘What if [Larry] Bird, my friend? He had 60 against the Hawks. The game is in New Orleans at a neutral site game. He had 32 points in 14 minutes. And he is incredible. And Bird did it with McHale, Parish, DJ.

‘There’s nobody else in Dallas who can score other than Doncic but listen, I’m not crazy. I want to go crazy. But what about the Knicks? Here’s a stat. Did you know that in the last 30,887 NBA games, and this is from Colin Russo, my little 20 year old. Did you know that a team has never blown a nine-point lead with 35 seconds or less in a game?’.

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Despite avoiding Russo unimpressed, Doncic broke Dirk Nowitzki’s franchise record of 53 points from 2004 two days after the Mavericks unveiled a statue of the retired German star outside the arena.

Doncic broke the Mavericks franchise record of 53 points set by Dirk Nowitzki (pictured) in '04

Doncic broke the Mavericks franchise record of 53 points set by Dirk Nowitzki (pictured) in ’04

Nowitzki is the highest-scoring foreign-born player in NBA history (sixth overall). The three-time All-Star from Slovenia could one day hold that title.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he’ll never see another night like this, and teammate Christian Wood, whose 3-pointer sparked a rally from nine points down in the final 30 seconds of regulation, said he was sending a ‘GOAT’ to Doncic’s farm in his hometown.

‘Everybody’s still in shock,’ coach Jason Kidd said after the game. ‘ The history of the game is written by the players and it is being written again tonight for one player, Luka, who is doing something that has never been done before.’