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Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic has historic night in win over Pelicans

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Luka Doncic sets new career-high as Dallas Mavericks defeat New Orleans Pelicans

Doncic came out white-hot to start the second half. He locked in his outside shooting and put on a show.

Luka scored his 30th point with just under seven minutes to go in the third quarter. Kristaps Porzingis also had 30 as the Mavericks pushed the lead to 12 with 5:16 left. Doncic went to the bench to get a rest with the offense rolling.

The Mavs superstar returned with 3:02 remaining in the third, but the offense went a bit cold. They held a seven-point advantage heading to the fourth as Luka had 32 points, six rebounds, eight assists.

Doncic came out firing in the final period. He nailed a 3-pointer before reaching into his bag of tricks for Dirk Nowitzki’s signature move.

The Dallas Mavericks dominated the fourth quarter to grab their 13th win of the season. Luka had an incredible line in the nationally televised game. He finished with 46 points, eight rebounds, 12 assists, one steal, and one block in 40 minutes of action. Doncic was 17 of 30 from the field and hit five of his eight 3-point attempts. It was also a historic night for the 21-year-old superstar on Feb. 12.

Next: Luka makes history

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