The best scoring performances in Olympic basketball history

The best scoring performances in Olympic basketball history

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The best scoring performances in Olympic basketball history

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Early on July 26, Dallas Mavericks and Slovenian superstar Luka Doncic exploded in his first taste of Olympic basketball action, going off for 48 points on 18-of-29 shooting in a 118-100 victory for Slovenia over Argentina.

With that scoring mark, Doncic tied Ed Palubinskas for the second-best scoring performance in Olympic basketball history, trailing just the great Oscar Schmidt, who once scored 55 in an Olympic contest, for the first-place spot historically.

However, it was the best scoring performance by an NBA player in the Olympics, surpassing Patty Mills’ and Yao Ming’s 39-point performances, as well as Carmelo Anthony’s 37 points in 2012.

Below, check out the highest-scoring performances in Olympic basketball history.

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