Luka Doncic Unimpressed by His Historic NBA Playoff Debut: 'Terrible'

By 105.3 The Fan

DALLAS - Luka Doncic had quite the NBA playoff debut, finishing with 42 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds in the 118-110 loss to the Clippers Monday night.

Doncic's 42 point-performance is the highest scoring output a player has ever had in their first career playoff game.

But Doncic himself was unimpressed by his unprecedented night, ESPN reported, instead focusing on what he could have done better.

"I should never had like 11 turnovers," Doncic said afterwards. "That is 11 more possessions, imagine that. I think a lot of this game, I got to do way better than that."

The 21-year-old budding superstar had a blunt evaluation of his night:


The third-year star from Slovenia scored 23 of his 42 points in the second half.

The previous record for points in a debut was set by George Mikan, who scored 37 points in his first playoff game.