1. Stud - Luka Doncic
What a game for Luka Doncic. Although this can be said time and time again, watching Doncic demolish the competition is always a sight to behold.
In only 31 minutes of action, he scored 41 points, hauled in six rebounds, and dished out five assists. The Dallas star was able to pick his spots all night long. The Trail Blazers were unable to continue Doncic off the dribble. He got to the line seven times, knocking down 11-of-14 attempts.
After his 41-point performance, Doncic now leads the league in 40-point games with seven this season. If not for such a lopsided affair, Doncic may had even scored more points.
By halftime, the Mavericks star had already totaled 30 points. Along with Irving's first-half contributions, the star duo outscored the entire Trail Blazers team, 52-47.
Against Portland, Doncic scored in just about every way imaginable. He performed normal Doncic-like moves. Such as euro-steps, step-back 3-pointers, and methodical drives. But Doncic also threw down a monstrous slam and knocked down a rare corner three.
Surprisingly enough, Doncic hadn't recorded a dunk all season long before last night. And perhaps even more of a surprise, Doncic knocked down just his third corner 3-pointer of the season.
While it's somewhat of a rarity to witness Doncic dunk or knock down a three from the corner. One would expect with over 1000 points on the season, Doncic would have converted more jams or corner threes. Nevertheless, when the potential MVP hits the floor, anything is possible.