Luka Doncic has monster third quarter but Dallas Mavericks fall to Suns
Doncic put the Mavericks on his back in the third quarter. He showed off his passing chops early on.
Luka had 18 points, three rebounds, and two assists as he played all 12 minutes in the third. The Mavs grabbed the lead by five heading into the final period. Doncic had 25 points through the first 36 minutes.
Coach Carlisle left Luka on the bench until 6:32 left in the fourth quarter, but the Suns shrunk the Dallas lead to one point. The Mavericks offense stagnated in the fourth as Phoenix picked up the win behind some late-game heroics from Chris Paul.
Luka Doncic finished with 29 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists in 33 minutes on Saturday night. He was 12 of 22 from the field, but it was not enough.
The Dallas Mavericks will be looking for revenge on Monday night. The Suns stay in Dallas to complete the set in the first game of February for both teams. Expect another monster night from Luka Doncic as the Mavs will be looking to snap their five-game losing streak. Do not miss it.