The Dallas Mavericks hosted the Golden State Warriors for the second straight game. Superstar Luka Doncic was looking to make it ten straight with 25 or more points, which would set a new career-high. Fans were treated to the primetime ABC game on Saturday.
The Mavs were looking to bounce back after the Warriors ran them out of the gym on Thursday night in a national TV game. Luka’s 27 points was one of the few bright spots as Dallas gave up 147. Would they get revenge on Saturday night?
Luka Doncic was not going to let the Mavericks down on Saturday night. He tied his career-high in points on Feb. 6 as Dallas topped the Warriors on their home floor. Let us take a closer look at his performance.
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic nets 21 in first half versus Warriors
Doncic scored the first basket of the game on Feb. 6. He came out attacking and putting pressure on the Warriors.
Luka was far from done. The Mavs ran out to an 18-2 lead as the 21-year-old superstar had a quick eight points. See a beautiful triple below.
Coach Rick Carlisle opted to give Doncic an early rest with the Mavericks up by 16, but he quickly brought him back as the Warriors scored seven straight. Luka went right back to work from another highlight.
Doncic finished the opening quarter with 11 points, four rebounds, and four assists. The Mavs put up 35 and held a four-point lead going into the second.
Late in the second quarter turned into a scoring duel between Luka and Stephen Curry. The Warriors star had 30 points and hit seven 3-pointers in the first half. Doncic countered with 21 points, five rebounds, and five assists as the Mavericks were up by eight at the intermission.
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