Luka Doncic Reaches 5,000 Career Points in 194 Games, Fastest Among Current Players

Adam WellsMay 8, 2021

Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic attempts as shot during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Dallas, Thursday, May 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has added another record to his already-impressive NBA resume. 

The two-time All-Star scored his 5,000th career point during Friday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He needed just 194 games to hit the milestone, the fewest among active players to hit that mark. 

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The only player in NBA history to have 5,000 points and 1,500 assists in his first 200 games: Oscar Robertson<br><br>This is Doncic's 194th game.

Per ESPN's Tim MacMahon, only LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony reached the 5,000-point mark at a younger age than Doncic (22 years, 68 days) in NBA history. 

Doncic entered Friday's game seven points shy of the milestone marker. He surpassed that total in the first quarter. 

In just his third NBA season, Doncic has already established himself as one of the best players in the league. He has led the Mavs resurgence and looks like a future MVP.