5 takeaways from the 1st half of the Dallas Mavericks regular season

Dallas Mavericks, Christian Wood, Luka Doncic
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Takeaway from 1st half of Dallas Mavericks regular season: 1. Luka’s unstoppable

Luka Doncic is already a three-time All-Star and three-time first-team All-NBA selection at 23 years old, but he is unquestionably having the best season of his career. The Mavs superstar leads the league in scoring at 34.0 points per game along with producing 8.8 rebounds, 8.7 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. Doncic is shooting 49.9 percent from the field and 35.5 percent on his threes, despite taking the most difficult shot profile in the NBA.

Teams are just hoping they can slow him down. He produced a 60-point 20-rebound triple-double, which was the first in league history. Luka also has seven 40-point games and 28 contests where he has scored over 30. He is unstoppable at this point, and Doncic continues to state his case for best player in the world.

Will the massive workload catch up to Luka in the second half of the season? He just keeps putting up video game numbers, and things are trending up for Dallas. Expect a monster second half of the season from number 77 as he chases his first NBA MVP honors.

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The season is only half over, and there is still a ton of basketball left to be played. How far can the Dallas Mavericks climb in the Western Conference? Can they avoid the play-in tournament? We will get those answers in the second half of the season, and fans won’t want to miss a second of the action as Luka Doncic pushes to win MVP and led the Mavs on a deep playoff run. Stay tuned.