Dallas Mavericks: 3 reasons why Luka Doncic should win Bubble MVP
Why Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic should win Bubble MVP: 3. Scoring
The player taking home the MVP honors in any sport always has to be among the top scorers. It is a must.
The Mavs still have one game remaining, but Luka is averaging 32.0 points per game so far. Six players are scoring north of 30 a night. Doncic currently sits third. He was second to James Harden until Damian Lillard erupted for 61 points against the Mavericks on Tuesday evening. That vaulted Lillard up to the top spot. He now averages 37.0 points per through seven games from Orlando.
Kristaps Porzingis is sixth in scoring averaging 30.5 points a night. Dallas is the only team with two players in the top ten in points. Luka has assisted KP 21 times inside the bubble. That is 3.5 per game. The chemistry between the Mavs two stars is growing. Not something any opposing NBA team wants to hear.
It is not just Doncic’s scoring, but the team’s. The Mavericks are leading the 22 teams inside the bubble by averaging 125.4 points per game. They have an offensive rating of 118.8 during the seeding games. Luka is the engine of that unit.
His passing has been unbelievable. The Mavs have missed a fair amount of open looks, but it has not stopped Doncic from averaging 11.3 assists per in Orlando.
Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks are both scoring at an elite clip. That is just the first reason why he should win Bubble MVP.
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