Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic drops 27 to snap skid versus Hawks

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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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The Dallas Mavericks had lost six straight games, but Luka Doncic planned to put an end to that streak against the Hawks on Wednesday night. They are finally healthy and rounding into form for the first time this season.

Atlanta is vastly improved from last year. They upgraded their roster as Trae Young continues to improve in his third NBA season. It would be no easy task for the Mavericks to end their losing streak against the Hawks.

Luka Doncic and the Mavs used a total team effort to top the Atlanta Hawks on Feb. 3. The 21-year-old superstar dropped 27 points and some incredible highlights in the victory. Let us take a closer look at his best plays from Wednesday night.

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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic nets 17 points in his first half versus Hawks

Doncic did not have his jumper locked in, but he showed off his passing chops in the first quarter. The 21-year-old got a steal and turned it into a beautiful assist at the other end.

Luka headed to the bench with 52 seconds remaining in the opening period as the Mavs were up by four. He had eight points, two rebounds, three assists, and two steals, despite shooting just two of seven from the field.

The Hawks fought back to tie the games before Doncic returned with 6:42 left in the second. He went to work in the quarter including nailing another one-legged fadeaway.

Luka sank a step back three just before the halftime buzzer to give him 17 points in the first 24 minutes.

He had four rebounds, four assists, and two steals, but Dallas trailed by three at the break.

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