Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic impacts the game at all times

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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic had a poor statistical performance against the Utah Jazz on Oct. 28, but it showed fans his impact on every game.

The Dallas Mavericks returned home on Sunday to face the Utah Jazz.  The Mavs had lost two straight games and were up against a difficult matchup in the Jazz.

Utah was on the second of a back-to-back.  They played in New Orleans on Saturday before heading to Dallas for the contest.

It did not stop the Jazz from getting out to a fast start.  They held the Mavericks to 19 points in the first quarter and were up by seven at the quarter break.

Utah rode that early lead to a 113-104 victory on Oct. 28.  Their star duo stood out on Sunday.  Center Rudy Gobert produced 23 points, 16 rebounds, two steals, and three blocks in 33 minutes.  Second-year guard Donovan Mitchell chipped in 20 points on ten of 19 shooting from the field.

The Mavs had star performances from DeAndre Jordan and Dennis Smith Jr.  Jordan narrowly missed a triple-double by producing 12 points, 19 rebounds, and nine assists.  DSJ scored 27 points to lead Dallas on 12 of 19 shooting from the field.  The second-year point guard also blocked two shots.

Luka Doncic did not have a standout game but still chipped in on plenty of facets for the Dallas Mavericks.  Let us examine Doncic’s play further to see how the rookie makes an impact even when the statistics are not eye-popping.

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