On Thursday, the Dallas Mavericks played the Utah Jazz. In a one-sided affair, the Mavericks stamped this game into history by defeating the Jazz by 50 points, 147-97.
It was clear from tip-off that this wasn't going to be any ordinary game from the Mavericks. The Mavs came out on fire from behind the arc, knocking in the team's first six threes. They would end the first quarter 40-29 and didn't let off the gas from there.
By halftime, the Mavericks were leading by 23 points and held the Jazz to just 51 first-half points.
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Superstar Kyrie Irving had a nice welcome-back game as he finished with 26 points on uber-efficient shooting. Irving amazingly finished with three steals and contributed nicely with Doncic on the bench. He constantly found open pockets to attack and score with ease all night long.
Off the bench, Tim Hardaway Jr. was also welcomed back from injury. He finished the game with 17 points and picked up right where he left off.
Additionally, Dereck Lively II had a nice game and once again showcased why he is an intricate player for the Mavericks moving forward.
Despite everyone having a nice contribution against the Jazz, no performance was better than Luka Doncic's. He showcased a new look and created history last night by being the first player in NBA history with a 25-point triple-double in the first half of a game. Doncic wore a thin headband in a game for the first time in his career, and was unstoppable while wearing it.
It was clear from tip-off that the new-look Doncic was on a mission to prove doubters wrong. He finished the game with 40 points and six 3-pointers made.
With Doncic's historic performance last night, it might be safe to assume that the headband will stay on. This new look for Doncic might be what he needs to get over the hump in the MVP conversation.
The Dallas Mavericks will play the Portland Trailblazers next. For more updates on the Mavericks and Luka Doncic, stay plugged in.