Luka Doncic scores 28 as Dallas Mavericks top Hawks
Coach Carlisle was forced to switch up the rotation after Kristaps Porzingis picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter. Luka played all 12 minutes, but Dallas barely cut into the lead. The Hawks were up by nine heading to the fourth. Doncic had 23 points, five rebounds, six assists, one steal, and two blocks with 12 minutes remaining.
The Mavericks superstar returned with 8:00 left in the game. Tim Hardaway Jr. got hot as Dallas cut the lead to four as Luka came back in. It was Doncic who gave the Mavs the advantage with just under five and half minutes remaining, though.
Atlanta was forcing the ball out of Luka’s hands, so the superstar put his passing on display. He secured his seven triple-double of the season with a rebound in the final minute. The Mavericks scored 37 in the fourth quarter to grab the comeback win.
Luka finished with 28 points, ten rebounds, ten assists, one steal, and two blocks. He was nine of 18 from the field as the Mavs outscored the Hawks by nine in his 36 minutes of action.
The Dallas Mavericks continue their homestand on Friday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. It will be a battle between Luka Doncic and Zion Williamson. Expect both stars to go off on Feb. 12. Fans will not want to miss the division matchup, so stay tuned.