Tokyo 2020: Luka Doncic scores 48 points in Olympic debut

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NBA superstar Luka Doncic waxed hot for 48 points in Slovenia’s 118-98 blowout win over Argentina in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics men’s basketball group stages on Monday at the Saitama Super Arena.

Leading Slovenia to its first-ever Olympic appearance in the sport, Doncic scored the second-best single-game points record in the games right in his Olympic debut.

The Dallas Mavericks star also added 11 rebounds and five assists in just 31 minutes of action, leading Slovenia to a dominant victory.

He shot 18-of-29 from the field and 6-of-14 from three-point area. He was also a game-high plus-34.

Doncic had 31 points by halftime, as his squad went 1-0 in Group C where they are joined by Spain and the hosts, Japan.

Five-time Olympian Luis Scola led Argentina with 23 points while Facundo Campazzo added 21 points.

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Levi Verora