Luka Doncic joins Wilt Chamberlain, becoming the third player ever to start the season with seven consecutive games from 30 points

Luka Doncic Join Elite Company on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

There is no slow start Luka Doncic in 2022.

After consecutive seasons of criticism and self-awareness It was slow and unfit After the summer break, Doncic 2022-23 started abruptly. Now join a very short list alongside Elite Company.

The Dallas Mavericks The star scored 33 points to start 11 assists and five rebounds win 103-100 Over the Utah Jazz Wednesday. This was his seventh consecutive effort to exceed 30 points to start the season. He is the first player to achieve this feat since 1962-1963. and he Only the third person to ever do that.

Jack Thoyman did this in 1969-60. Wilt Chamberlain – of course – did that the same year and again in 1962-1963.

And now Luca. This list.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did not do that. Michael Jordan did not. Karl Malone did not. Kobe Bryant did not. LeBron James He did not.

Doncic opened the season with the name MVP Betting Favorite He has responded so far with an average of 36.1 points, nine assists and 8.9 rebounds per game. He’s opened with MVP hype before only to see a slow start derail the campaign.

His Slovenian coach Anzi Masek said in August That Doncic focused more on his off-season training program during summer. Does it pay off in court?

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