Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic finally had an off night on Monday against the Raptors. He is still averaging over 28 points, 12 rebounds, and ten assists per game in January. Doncic has been incredible after a slow start to the season.
The Mavs traveled to Indiana to face the Pacers on Wednesday night. They were looking to snap a three-game losing streak. Jalen Brunson was back against the Raptors, but Dallas still has four players in the league’s health and safety protocols. The short-handed Mavericks would need a monster night from Doncic.
The Pacers were aggressive trying to get the ball out of Luka’s hands, but the 21-year-old superstar produced a triple-double in the Mavericks win. Here is a look at his best plays from Jan. 20.
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has triple-double in win
Doncic and the Mavs got off to a fast start in Indiana. The 21-year-old had his passing on full display in the first quarter. See two incredible finds of Kristaps Porzingis below.
Luka played the entire first quarter as the Mavericks scored 37 points. He had four points, four rebounds, and four assists in the opening 12 minutes. Dallas was up by nine as Doncic headed to the bench for the first time.
The Pacers trimmed the lead to three points by the time Luka returned with 7:17 left in the second quarter. He kept the offense rolling, but Indiana had a late run in the period to trail by just two at the half. Doncic had seven points, five rebounds, and six dimes after the first 24 minutes. The Pacers were forcing the ball out of his hands, and Luka was making them pay with his passing.
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