Luka Doncic produced an incredible triple-double performance to send Slovenia to the Olympics for the first time as they defeated Lithuania 96-85 in Sunday’s Final.
The 22-year-old star put up 31 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists in a display for the ages in front of 11,561 fans at the Zalgiris Arena in Kaunas. Slovenia head to the Tokyo 2020 Men’s Basketball Olympic Tournament, while Lithuania will miss out on the Games for the first time.
“We have an amazing team,” Doncic said post-game. “The chemistry is incredible, and everyone played their heart out. We are making history for our country. That was our goal – the first time for our country, and we can just go up from here.
“Basketball means a lot to me, almost everything. I think I’ve already achieved some things at 22, but from here, it’s only upwards, and I hope to achieve more.”
The Dallas Mavericks guard recorded three consecutive games with at least 10 assists, with double-doubles coming in wins over Poland and Venezuela earlier in the week.