The Dallas Mavericks won three straight games to close the first half of the season. They played their first game after the weeklong All-Star break on March 10 as Dallas hosted the San Antonio Spurs. Superstar Luka Doncic had 36 points and narrowly missed a triple-double as the Mavs won the first meeting between the in-state rivals this season.
Dallas won eight of their last 11 to move up to eighth in the Western Conference, but they still trailed the Spurs for the division lead. The Mavericks were hoping to start the second half strong and continue climbing the standings.
Luka produced his eighth triple-double of the season as the Mavs picked up the 115-104 win on their home floor. Let us take a closer look at the 22-year-old’s performance and how he made a bit of history on Wednesday night.
Luka Doncic has historic triple-double as Dallas Mavericks defeat Spurs
It was a slow start for Doncic coming out of the break. He had just six first-half points, but the Mavs superstar did connect on his beautiful move in the second quarter.
Luka even threw down a dunk against the Spurs on March 10.
San Antonio was determined to make life difficult on Doncic as they attempted to force the ball out of his hands. That strategy allowed Luka to pile on the assists and produce his eighth triple-double of the season. He finished with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists in the win.
It was the 33rd career triple-double for Doncic which tied Bob Cousy for 11th all-time. The 22-year-old continues to produce historic numbers and make history. Expect the triple-doubles to keep coming for Luka Doncic.
The Dallas Mavericks get no rest coming out of the All-Star break. They are back in action on Thursday night as they travel to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder. Expect another monster performance from Luka Doncic as the Mavs look to make it five straight wins. Do not miss it.