Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic drills game-winner versus Celtics

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Mavericks hosted the Boston Celtics on Feb. 23. It was the second of a back-to-back for Dallas. The Mavs topped the Grizzlies on Monday night behind a strong team effort. Luka Doncic was planning to make it a winning streak against the Celtics.

The Mavericks were down two starters as both Kristaps Porzingis (back) and Maxi Kleber (ankle) were out on Tuesday night. James Johnson and Dwight Powell earned spot starts, but coach Rick Carlisle mixed and match versus the Celtics.

Fans were treated to an exciting back and forth game between the two playoff hopefuls, but Luka stole the victory with two clutch 3-pointers including the game-winner with 0.1 seconds left on the clock. The 21-year-old superstar also made history on Feb. 23. Here is a closer look at his performance.

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Luka came out strong in the first quarter. It started with an impressive 3-pointer to get rolling on Feb. 23.

Doncic had 11 points in the opening period as he played all 12 minutes. The Mavericks were up by three at the break.

Luka had it going all night, but no shot was bigger than his game-winner. The Celtics attempted to double team, but it did not matter.

Doncic had his streak of 14 straight games with 25 or more points broken against the Grizzlies on Monday night, but he started a new one versus the Celtics. Luka finished with 31 points, ten rebounds, eight assists, and one steal in 38 minutes of action.

He made history as the second-fastest player to produce 100 games with at least 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Fans can see the lists below courtesy of Mavs PR.

Luka Doncic continued his impressive run. He is averaging over 29 points per game since the start of 2021. The Dallas Mavericks head out on the road to face the Philadelphia 76ers on Feb. 25. Expect Luka to stay hot on Thursday night. Fans will not want to miss it, so stay tuned.

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