Takeaway from Dallas Mavericks win over Jazz: 1. Luka makes history
Luka Doncic scored the first five points for the Mavs on Wednesday night, but things stalled from there. He had five after 12 full minutes in the first quarter, and the Mavericks were down 12 after one. Instead of letting that get them down, Dallas just kept fighting.
Doncic was not going to be denied at the American Airlines Center. He quickly rebounded and went off for his seventh straight 30-plus point game to open the season. See one of Luka’s many makes from Nov. 2 below.
The 23-year-old finished with 33 points, 11 assists, five rebounds, and two steals in 35 minutes of action against the Jazz. He became the first player since Wilt Chamberlain in 1962 to score 30 or more points in each of the team's first seven games to open the season. Number 77 was 12 of 20 from the field on Wednesday night, and his incredible run continues.
The Mavericks do not win without Luka against Utah. The 23-year-old is locked in to begin the year, and this looks like the early stages of an MVP campaign.
The Dallas Mavericks face the Toronto Raptors on Friday night as their homestand continues. Can Doncic make it eight straight with at least 30 points? Can the Mavs pick up their fifth win of the season and third straight on Nov. 4? Be sure to tune in to find out.