Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic has 34-point triple-double in win over Kings
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has massive triple-double in win over Kings
The Dallas Mavericks dropped their first two games in the season’s restart. Luka Doncic has the team’s offense rolling, but the defense was questionable at best in the first two games. They were looking to right the ship and keep their foot on the gas pedal in seeding game number three.
The Mavs face the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday afternoon. Neither team had a win in Orlando coming in. It was the perfect opportunity for the Mavericks to get back on track.
Dallas did themselves no favors by getting off to a slow start. They gave up 37 points in the first quarter and were down by ten. The Mavs kept attempting to climb back, but it did not happen until the end of the fourth quarter. The Mavericks finally took control in overtime to grab the 114-110 win. Luka Doncic went off against the Kings. Let us look at his top plays.
Luka Doncic goes off for 34-point triple-double as he leads Dallas Mavericks to win over Kings
It may have been a slow start for the team, but that did not stop Luka. He had nine points, four rebounds, and two assists despite resting for three minutes in the first quarter. Doncic also showed off his floater.
The 21-year-old superstar kept it going in the second quarter. He dropped another nine points, two rebounds, and two assists. Luka was six of 12 from the field and made all five of his free throws in the first half. Fans can see his 3-pointer from the second quarter below.
That was Luka’s first long-range make of the night and only his second in three games from inside the bubble.
Doncic dropped 11 more in the third quarter. He was attacking the basket well all game. The Mavs had another bad third quarter overall. They scored just 19 points and did not get much going offensively aside from Luka’s makes.
Doncic had just two points in the fourth quarter, but he helped Dallas come back to tie the game at 95. The Mavs had just 20 points, but Sacramento only scored 13 sending it to overtime.
Doncic hit this floater in overtime to give the Mavericks a 104-102 lead.
That was all Dallas needed as they hung on for the victory. Luka Doncic finished with 34 points, 20 rebounds, 12 assists, and two blocks in 43 minutes of action. The Mavs superstar was 12 of 24 from the field and hit eight of his 11 free throws. It was his second straight massive stat line.
See all of Luka’s top plays against Sacramento here.
It was a needed monster performance from Luka Doncic. He now has a league-leading 16 triple-double this season. The Mavericks are finally in the win column too. Stay locked on The Smoking Cuban for plenty more on this game plus analysis on the Dallas Mavericks fans will not want to miss.