Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic has been unstoppable to begin the 2022-23 season. After last year’s slow start, number 77 entered this campaign in shape and ready to hit the ground running. He currently leads the league in scoring along with being top ten in assists and steals per game.
Doncic is in the running for MVP, and his defensive improvements can be easily glossed over because of his incredible offensive production. Number 77 is creating more steals and defending on the ball better than he ever has. Head coach Jason Kidd has Luka buying in on the defensive end. He is far from a lockdown option, but Doncic is improving.
It is not just the monster numbers. There have been plenty of jaw-dropping plays too. The NBA cut together nearly ten and a half minutes of Luka highlights from the Mavericks' first 24 games of this season, and fans can enjoy the package below.
Luka is far from done as he wants to win his first NBA MVP honors and lead the Mavs on another deep playoff run. Stay tuned to see what number 77 can do next.
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Jaden Hardy was leading the G League in scoring before being recalled by the Mavericks. The 20-year-old rookie is headed back to Frisco to get consistent playing time, but Tyler Dorsey has picked up right where Hardy left off in his absence.
On Tuesday night, Dorsey exploded for 47 points on 16 of 27 shooting from the field, including hitting eight 3-pointers. It was an incredible performance, and fans can see the highlight package below.
Dorsey is averaging 37.7 points per game over his last three games, and the Mavericks two-way player has nailed at least five 3-pointers in each of those contests.
Through 12 games this season with the Legends, he is averaging 24.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 0.9 steals in 31.8 minutes per game while shooting 48.9 percent from 3-point range.
Injuries news dominated the headlines on Thursday morning. Chris Paul returned after missing 14 consecutive games, but the Suns were dominated by the Celtics on their home floor. LeBron James and Anthony Davis both missed the Lakers' blowout loss in Toronto, and Desmond Bane is out for three to four more weeks with a toe injury.
The game of the night happened in Utah where the Warriors made a fourth-quarter comeback to go up four with just 13.3 seconds remaining only to lose the game in regulation. Fans can see the wild final seconds below.
The Dallas Mavericks host the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, and a showdown between Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo never disappoints, so be sure to tune in and enjoy the game