Luka Doncic helps Slovenia clinch spot in Tokyo Olympics
The Luka Doncic-led Team Slovenia has qualified for the Olympics. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Luka Doncic helps Slovenia clinch spot in Tokyo Olympics with triple-double against Lithuania

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic is off to the Tokyo Olympics. 

Doncic's native Slovenia defeated Lithuania 96-85 Sunday, clinching a spot in this summer's Olympic Games. Since gaining independence in 1991, Slovenia had never qualified for the Olympics before 2021. 

Doncic scored 31 points to go along with 11 rebounds and 13 assists in the win. 

The 22-year-old said Saturday that while he wants to win both an NBA title and an Olympic gold medal, winning gold with Slovenia is his top priority.

Doncic and Slovenia will face an uphill battle at the Tokyo Olympics, and getting by Team USA to win gold won't be easy.  

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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