Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic triple-doubles in win over Magic
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic has found his stride. The 21-year-old dropped 38 points as he lifted the Mavs to a road win in Denver the last time out. Doncic narrowly missed his second straight triple-double and was looking to make it three straight wins on Saturday night.
The Mavericks were short-handed as they returned home. Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Jalen Brunson were all out against the Magic on Jan. 9. Orlando was dealing with plenty of injuries too. Luka and the Mavs were hoping to move over .500 for the first time this season.
It was not Doncic’s best night, but the superstar still secured a triple-double as the Mavericks picked up their fifth win. Here is a look at his best plays from Saturday night.
Luka Doncic has triple-double as Dallas Mavericks top Orlando Magic
Doncic came out hot against Orlando. He hit on this incredible finish during the first quarter.
Luka also had the passing on full display against the Magic. See him find Dwight Powell for an easy lay-in below.
The 21-year-old star had eight points and six assists in the first quarter as the Mavs dropped 36. Dallas was up by nine heading into the second.
Doncic did not quite have the scoring going, but he had ten points, six rebounds, and eight assists in the first half on Saturday night. The Dallas Mavericks were up by six despite missing three starters.