Mavericks star Luka Doncic was ready for a drink after his 60-point masterpiece and late-game heroics propelled Dallas to an improbable 126-121 comeback overtime win on Tuesday night over the visiting Knicks.
The 23-year-old Doncic, fresh off dropping a historic 60-point, 21-rebound and 10-assist performance on the Knicks, didn’t sound like he was ready to play an extra OT session during an on-court interview after the big win.
“I’m tired as hell,” Doncic told a sideline reporter after the game. “I need a recovery beer.”
Doncic was 21-for-31 from the field (2-for-6 from the 3-point line) and was 16-for-22 from the free-throw line in his do-it-all outing.
“Even Wilt (Chamberlain) never had a 60-21-10, what the f*** Luka?” The Ringer’s Bill Simmons posted as NBA Twitter went into meltdown.
As for a “recovery beer,” it’s the Knicks who really might need one after blowing a nine-point lead with 33.9 seconds left in regulation.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, NBA teams were 0-13,884 in the last 20 seasons when trailing by at least nine with 35 or fewer seconds remaining. Now it’s 1-13,885 after the Knicks’ debacle.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was reproduced with permission
Originally published as Mavericks star Luka Doncic needs ‘a recovery beer’ after wrecking New York Knicks