Doncic's 48 points are far from normal at the Olympic Games, which rarely sees such a high individual scoring output. For reference, only four U.S. players averaged double digits during the 2016 Olympics, with Kevin Durant leading the way with 19.4 points per game. Olympic games are also eight minutes shorter than NBA games, making it even more challenging to score such a high amount.
However, Doncic isn't surrounded by NBA talent. His Slovenian teammates are counting on him to have a monster performance night after night.
Before Doncic's arrival, Slovenia had never qualified for the Olympics. The 22-year-old said before the tournament began that while he wants to win both an NBA title and an Olympic gold medal, winning gold with Slovenia is his top priority.
The Slovenians next play Japan on Thursday.