DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had a franchise-record 60 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists in a historic triple-double, including the to tie the basket from his intentionally missed free throw to force overtime as the Dallas Mavericks fought a wild 126-121 win over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.
Dallas generally trailed with nine 33 seconds remaining before leveling in a back-and-forth sequence crowned by Doncic, who intentionally missed a free throw, ended up with the loose ball on the rebound and a jumper scored for a 115-115 tie with 1.0 seconds remaining.
The first 60-point game in Dallas history also featured Doncic’s rebounding career and was the first 60-20-10 game in NBA history. The 23-year-old superstar had his seventh triple-double of the season.
The Mavericks moved three games over .500 with a fourth straight win, both brands hitting their season highs.
Quentin Grimes posted a career-high 33 points and Dallas native Julius Randle had 29 points and 18 rebounds for the Knicks, who lost a fourth straight game after an eight-game winning streak, their longest in nearly nine years.
Jalen Brunson missed the game with a hip injury and was unable to play on his return to Dallas.
After Miles McBride missed one of two free throws with 11.5 seconds remaining,spender Dinwiddie, who scored 25, hit a 3-pointer to put Dallas at 113-112.
McBride next hit both free throws for a 115-112 lead with 7.7 seconds left, then Grimes fouled Doncic before the Dallas superstar could attempt to tie a potential 3-pointer.
The Mavericks added rarely used center JaVale McGee for the rebound, and Dallas kept the ball alive on Doncic’s deliberate miss. The ball bounced to the Slovenian star and he hit the 11-foot jumper for the tie.
Dallas led in regulation for less than a minute but never fell behind in overtime. Doncic gave the Mavs a definitive lead 118-116 in the middle of overtime with two free throws.
Brunson missed his first game of the season on his first visit to Dallas, where the point guard spent his first four seasons before signing with the Knicks in free agency last summer.
The two-time NCAA champion from Villanova was allowed to play his former team in New York in early December when the Mavericks clinched a 121-100 win.
Knicks: Immanuel Quickley started for Brunson and had a career-high 15 assists and 13 points. … Mitchell Robinson had a career high with 20 points and 16 rebounds.
Mavericks: F Dorian Finney-Smith will miss at least two more weeks with a right adductor strain that has sidelined him the last four games. … Christian Wood had 19 points and nine rebounds.
Knicks: Thursday in San Antonio when New York hits all three Texas cities. The visit to Houston wraps up Saturday’s three-game trip. New York swept the two-game streak with the Spurs last season.
Mavericks: The Rockets at home on Thursday in the first of two meetings in five days. The rematch in Houston is Monday. The teams have clinched road victories this season.
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