Luka Doncic secures triple-double in second half as Dallas Mavericks fall to Nuggets
Doncic had his playmaking on full display in the third quarter as Tim Hardaway Jr. caught fire. See one of his beautiful finds below.
Luka had six assists in the third quarter to push his total to a season-high 16. He produced 26 points, nine rebounds, two steals, and one block as the 21-year-old went to the bench. The Mavs scored 36 in the third to take a two-point lead into the final period.
Doncic re-entered the game with 7:26 left in the fourth quarter and secured his sixth triple-double of the season with a rebound less than a minute later. The Nuggets had a five-point lead when Luka returned, but the Mavericks star had something to say about that too. Dallas tied the game with just under five minutes to go at 104.
The Nuggets dominated clutch time to secure the win. Luka Doncic finished with 35 points, 11 rebounds, 16 assists, four steals, and one block in 39 minutes of action. The Mavs outscored Denver by eight during Doncic’s time on the floor. It was an incredible performance from the 21-year-old superstar, but Dallas dropped to 8-9 on the season.
The Dallas Mavericks are back in action on Wednesday night as they take the Jazz in Utah. It is a two-game road trip in Salt Lake City. The Mavs are hoping to get some key players back and capture another win on Wednesday night. Expect another monster performance from Luka Doncic as he attempts to will Dallas to victory. Do not miss it.