Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic has triple-double in win over Hawks
By Tyler Watts
The Dallas Mavericks had won two straight games and three of their last four entering Wednesday’s contest. Superstar Luka Doncic dropped 26 against the Timberwolves to give him 11-straight with 25 or more points.
The Mavs homestand continued to Feb. 10 as the Atlanta Hawks visited Dallas. Atlanta won their last game but fell to Luka and company on Feb. 3. It was another battle between Trae Young and Doncic.
The Mavericks superstar had his seventh triple-double of the season as he kept his streak of 25-plus point games alive. Dallas completed a fourth-quarter comeback to grab their 12th win of the season. See Luka’s best plays from Feb. 10 here.
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has 17 points in first half versus Hawks
Luka got into the paint and made the finish look easy for his first points on Feb. 10.
Coach Rick Carlisle stuck with taking Doncic out early and letting Kristaps Porzingis play longer stretches. Luka had two points and two assists as he headed to the bench with 6:30 left in the first quarter.
The Mavericks superstar returned with just over four minutes remaining in the period. Doncic scored a quick seven points to give him nine in the first. He also had an impressive block on Trae Young as Dallas held a one-point advantage after one quarter.
Luka pulled another impossible finish out of his bag of tricks early in the second.
The 21-year-old had 13 points as the Mavericks were up by four when he went to the bench with 8:35 left in the first half. The Hawks grabbed the lead as Doncic returned with 5:09 remaining. They expanded it in the second quarter to go up by ten at the break. Luka had 17 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two blocks, but was forced to the bench early with three fouls.
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