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Mavericks: Luka Doncic produces 36-point triple-double in loss to Bulls

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Garrett Temple Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Garrett Temple Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Luka Doncic secures triple-double in loss to Chicago Bulls

Doncic got the offense rolling in the third quarter. He was making plays all over the court, but none better than this find to Willie Cauley-Stein to secure his fourth triple-double of the season.

Luka also found Kristaps Porzingis for a monster slam in the third quarter.

The Mavericks superstar finished the period with 34 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 assists, but Dallas was down by 14 after 36 minutes. They were shooting just 41.1 percent from the field and the rest of the team was one of 14 from 3-point range.

Doncic returned with 7:38 left in the fourth and the Mavs down by 16, but he could not bring Dallas back. Luka finished the game with 36 points, 16 rebounds, 15 assists, two steals, and four turnovers. The superstar played 38 minutes, but it was not enough for the short-handed Mavericks.

Dallas has no time to rest as they are right back in action on Monday evening against the Toronto Raptors. Fans should keep an eye on the status of Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Jalen Brunson heading into the Jan. 18 game. The Mavericks need some reinforcements as they attempt to snap their two-game losing streak.

Next. Why Kristaps Porzingis makes the Mavs an elite team

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