Mavericks news: Luka Doncic on historic run, Mavs have top 3 pick and roll duo, more
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic is producing otherworldly numbers right now as his team has won seven straight games. There have been three 50-point games, including a 60-point 20-rebound triple-double. Doncic has brought it every night, and it has resulted in some never before seen numbers.
HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto detailed the numbers from Luka’s historic run. He is averaging 41.7 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 9.9 assists over the last seven, which no player in NBA history has ever matched, and he is the first to average north of 40 points while shooting over 55 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range during a seven-game win streak. Doncic just keeps producing never-before-seen numbers.
The Mavericks' seven-game win streak has taken them from tenth to fourth in the Western Conference, and Luka Doncic is showing zero signs of slowing down. The 23-year-old superstar continues to put up numbers and cause headaches for defenders. Stay tuned to see what he can do next.
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The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor shared the top ten pick-and-roll duos from Second Spectrum on Jan. 3, and the Mavericks held down the top three spots. Luka Doncic and Christian Wood ranked as the most efficient with Spencer Dinwiddie and C-Wood coming in second. Doncic and Dwight Powell were third. The Mavs are the most efficient half-court offense in the NBA, and they have been dominant in the pick-and-roll this season.
Tim Cato wrote a fantastic feature on how teams are trying to defend (subscription required) Luka Doncic, and it is a must-read for all MFFLs.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 55 points in a dominating performance to lift the Bucks over the Wizards. He made 20 of his 33 field goals and went 15 of 16 from the free throw line to go along with ten rebounds, seven assists, and two steals. The Greek Freak carried a massive workload with Khris Middleton still out, and Jrue Holiday playing off the bench as he ramps back up.
Zion Williamson will miss at least three weeks with a hamstring injury in was announced on Tuesday. The Pelicans come to Dallas on Saturday night, and it will be the second time this season that the two sides faced off without Zion in the lineup.
The Dallas Mavericks host the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Expect Luka Doncic to stay hot against the team with the best record in the league in a cannot miss game.