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Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic does not miss a beat in win over Thunder

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Mavericks were without superstar Luka Doncic for two straight games before facing the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. They dropped both games, but the 22-year-old had recovered from his illness and was ready to pick up where he left off in Oklahoma City.

Doncic did not disappoint on March 29. He had the Mavericks offense rolling as they dominated the Thunder 127-106. Luka finished with 25 points, three rebounds, seven assists, and two steals in just 28 minutes of action. He was an impressive nine of 17 from the field, including hitting four of his ten 3-point tries. Doncic did not miss a beat despite missing two games.

Let us take a closer look at the 22-year-old’s performance and what fans should expect down the stretch.

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Luka Doncic doesn’t miss a beat as Dallas Mavericks dominate Thunder

The Mavs scored 33 points in the first quarter as Doncic was setting the table. He took over in the second quarter by netting 11 points, including this fancy finish.

Luka was far from done. He had the full arsenal on display versus Oklahoma City. The Mavericks superstar was nailing step back threes and showing off his incredible passing. See him find Dorian Finney-Smith for an alley-oop in the third quarter.

Doncic helped put the dagger in the Thunder with a 14-4 run to start the fourth quarter on Monday night. It was an impressive performance after missing two games from the Mavs superstar.

Over his last 17 games entering Monday’s contest, Luka has averaged 30.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 8.6 assists on 51.3 percent shooting from the field and an incredible 43.4 percent on his 3-point attempts. Expect Doncic to keep putting up otherworldly numbers as he attempts to push the Mavs up the standings. If he continues shooting over 40 percent from three, the 22-year-old becomes unstoppable.

Luka Doncic could work his way back into the MVP race if the Dallas Mavericks catch fire down the stretch. They have the second-easiest remaining schedule in the Western Conference. The best is still yet to come from the 2020-2021 Mavs. Fans are in for plenty of excitement, so please stay tuned.

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