Takeaway from Dallas Mavericks win over Spurs: 1. Luka keys victory
Luka Doncic wasted no time on Friday night. The 21-year-old superstar had 19 points and six assists in the first quarter as the Mavs dropped 37 points.
Their offense looked unstoppable in San Antonio. Doncic finished with 36 and missed his six triple-double of the season by one rebound. The superstar put on a show against the Spurs.
The clutch plays sealed the victory and were important. Luka needs to continue to build up those moments as he grows into an unstoppable force late in games. Fans have seen him add a mid-range element to his play this season. That will also play a massive factor in his late-game success.
Luka also sank all six of his free throw attempts on Friday night. It was just the third time this season that he was perfect from the foul line. Doncic is shooting 76.4 percent on the year but has hit 20 of his last 24. Luka nailing his free throws at an 80 percent clip is just one more weapon to add to his deep bag of tricks.
Luka Doncic led the Dallas Mavericks to a massive road victory over the division rival Spurs on Jan. 22. They have won eight of their first 15 games, despite missing key rotation pieces in every contest. Doncic is special, and the best is yet to come this season. Do not miss it.