Takeaway from Dallas Mavericks win over Hawks: 1. Luka leads comeback
Tim Hardaway Jr. sparked the comeback, but it was Luka Doncic who pushed the Mavs over the finish line. He nailed a clutch 3-pointer to give them their first lead since the second quarter before handing out four late dimes to seal the win. Luka had his seventh triple-double of the season as he produced plenty of incredible plays on Feb. 10.
The 21-year-old scored 28 points against the Hawks to give him 12 straight games with 25 or more. He is one away from tying the Mavericks franchise record. Both Dirk Nowitzki and Mark Aguirre accomplished the feat in 13 consecutive. Doncic will have his shot to tie the mark on Friday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Luka struggled a bit with his 3-point shot but connected on a clutch one in the fourth quarter. He needs to improve his outside efficiency to take the next step. Doncic could be the best player in the league, and he may hold claim to that throne sooner than anyone expects.
It was fantastic to see Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks complete a fourth-quarter comeback against the Hawks. Improving in the clutch is another key to the Mavs jumping into title contention. Consider Wednesday’s win the next step in the process. The best is still yet to come from Dallas, so stay tuned.