Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic drops 33 in return win over Kings

Tyler Watts
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First quarter

Luka Doncic came out hot against the Kings. It was impossible to tell that he had not played in a game since Jan. 28. Luka got it going with a driving deuce featuring plenty of nifty dribble moves. Watch the 20-year-old star work below.

That was only the beginning for Doncic. He finished with seven points, six rebounds, and three assists in the first quarter. Coach Rick Carlisle took Luka out with 3:22 remaining in the period. That was a bit earlier than normal but expected considering he missed nearly two weeks of action.

Doncic had one of his highlights of the season against the Kings. He nailed an incredible trick shot plus a foul. Luka missed the free throw, though. It is a must-see score.

Doncic brought out his playmaking too. He found Maxi Kleber for a dunk off a no-look pass in the first quarter. See the beautiful find again.


It was fantastic that the first-time All-Star looked completely healthy. That was an incredible sign for the Dallas Mavericks and their fans. Doncic was not favoring his ankle and looked as explosive as ever. He was just getting started, though. Here is a look at what Luka did during the final three quarters.

Next: Final three quarters