11:01 JST, August 29, 2023
Slovenia’s Luka Doncic is on what would be a historic scoring pace at the Basketball World Cup.
The Dallas Mavericks star is averaging a tournament-best 35.5 points per game so far in this event. It’s only two games, but that does put him just ahead of Brazilian great Oscar Schmidt’s record average of 34.6 at the world championship in 1990.
And he’s doing all that in just over 31 minutes per game, leading Slovenia to a 2-0 start.
There are eight more games Tuesday, and then opening-round group play ends Wednesday with eight more games. Among them: The U.S. group-stage finale against Jordan.
The Tuesday slate: