Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic makes history against the Hornets
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic continued his improbable play with his third triple-double of the season against the Charlotte Hornets on Feb. 6.
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic continues to do things no NBA player has ever done. The 19-year-old is literally playing at an unprecedented rate heading into his birthday on Feb. 28.
The performances continued when the Mavs hosted the Charlotte Hornets on Feb. 6. Dallas defeated the Hornets 99-93, but here is a look at what made it a special night for Doncic.
Luka had a poor shooting evening, but once again produced a triple-double. He had 19 points, ten rebounds, 11 assists, two 3-pointers made, and one steal on five of 20 shooting from the field in 35 minutes played. Doncic was also seven of nine on his free throws.
That is Luka Doncic’s third triple-double as a teenager. Below is a Tweet from Tim Cato detailing other NBA players who have accomplished that feat.
Fans know Doncic is a special talent, but perhaps they are underselling the historic nature of his early career. His 20.6 points per game is 25th in the NBA overall. Remember he is a teenage rookie. Luka is quickly transforming himself into a top-ten NBA talent.
The Mavericks are doing their best to build the roster around him which makes the future more exciting. Next season with Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis running pick and rolls should be a thing of beauty. Stay tuned Mavs fans because it is only going to get better from here.
Luka Doncic got his third triple-double of the season as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday evening. Doncic continues to make history and is a virtual lock to win Rookie of the Year.
Luka may have struggled from the field against the Hornets, but he still gave fans plenty to cheer about during the game. Here is a wild shot that he sank courtesy of the Mavs official Twitter.
The amazing play of Luka Doncic never stops. Expect to see plenty more fantastic moments down the stretch and for many years to come.
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