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Mavericks: Luka Doncic narrowly misses triple-double in win over Pistons

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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The Dallas Mavericks found their offense to defeat the Detroit Pistons 127-117 on Wednesday night. Luka Doncic led the way as the team looked unstoppable in their first win since Luka hit the buzzer-beater in Memphis. The Mavs scored 30-plus in each of the first three quarters to break their two-game skid.

Doncic played the starring role, but it was a team effort in topping the Pistons. The Mavericks had six players in double-figures. Jalen Brunson dropped 20 on eight of 12 shooting, including a 13-point second quarter to push Dallas in front. Kristaps Porzingis fouled out late but had 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Tim Hardaway Jr. chipped in 15 points of his own in the win.

It was Luka that stole the show, though. The 22-year-old narrowly missed a triple-double as he lifted the Mavs to victory. Here is a closer look at his performance.

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Luka Doncic drops 30 as Dallas Mavericks defeat Detroit Pistons

Fans feared the worst after the Mavericks gave up 36 points in the first quarter. Luka kept them in the game, though. He had 11 in the opening period as Dallas went for 33. That was just the start of an incredible performance from the Mavericks superstar.

Mavs supporters were treated to a rare Doncic dunk in the third quarter. See the slam below.

Luka drilled a deep step back 3-pointer too. The 22-year-old had his full arsenal on display against the Pistons.

Doncic even showed off his incredible ability to stop on a dime and hit a step back. The Mavericks star shook Hamidou Diallo with this move.

It was all part of Luka Doncic leading the Mavs to their 31st win of the season. The 22-year-old finished with 30 points, ten rebounds, nine assists and two steals in 33 minutes of action. He was ten of 22 from the field against the Pistons including hitting four 3-pointers. Doncic shined as the Mavs picked up an important win.

The Dallas Mavericks are back in action on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Lakers at the American Airlines Center. Anthony Davis will be returning for the defending champions as the teams take center stage on TNT. Fans will not want to miss this one, so please tune in and enjoy the game.

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