In his first Olympics appearance, Luka Doncic did not disappoint by dropping 48 points in his Olympic debut to fuel Slovenia to a 118-100 victory over Argentina. The game marked Slovenia’s first Olympic game ever.
“For me, I said this two years ago: He is the best player in the world, including the NBA,” Argentina head coach Sergio Hernandez said (h/t ESPN). “And if there was any doubt in my mind, there is no doubt anymore. He is the best player in the world.”
“I don’t care about records,” Doncic said. “We got a win and that’s what we came here for.”
“Everybody was telling him on the bench, ‘OK, let’s get the record,'” Slovenia veteran Zoran Dragic said.
“But that’s not the case. The case is to win the game. He knows that, and it’s crazy that he’s only 22 years old.”
“He was too good obviously,” Slovenia forward Luis Scola said. “I mean, he was unbelievable.”