Takeaway from Dallas Mavericks win over Warriors: 1. Luka goes off
Fans know that Luka Doncic plays his best when the lights are the brightest. The defending champions visiting Dallas, and the chance for the Mavs to get a bit of revenge on the team that eliminated them from the playoffs last season was all number 77 needed to absolutely go off on Tuesday night.
Doncic had 11 first-quarter points and 17 at halftime before exploding for 15 in the third. He was one assist shy of a triple-double after 36 minutes, and the Warriors had absolutely no answers for Luka on Nov. 29. See Doncic locking in his jumper below.
Luka was forced back onto the floor early in the fourth quarter after Dinwiddie was ejected, and he notched his fifth triple-double of the season and the 51st of his career with 8:28 left in the contest. Number 77 was far from done there as he finished with 41 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists, four steals and one block in 39 minutes of action on Tuesday night. He made 14 of 27 from the field, including hitting four triples in the victory.
Luka Doncic has been unstoppable all season, and he had another masterful performance on Nov. 29 against the defending champions. He was tied for the fourth most in NBA history with 13 35-plus-point triple-doubles. It was a joy to watch, and the 23-year-old superstar figures to be a fixture in the MVP race all season.
The Dallas Mavericks have a two-game road trip up next as they head to Detroit and New York. It will be the first time facing Jalen Brunson when they head to the Big Apple, and the two-game trip will be the perfect chance to find their footing on the road. What will Luka Doncic and the Mavs do next? Tune in to find out.