The Dallas Mavericks won their fourth straight game on Wednesday night as they topped the Toronto Raptors 102-98 behind a monster performance from superstar Luka Doncic. The 22-year-old had been struggling with his jumper during the Mavs recent hot streak, but things came together at the American Airlines Center on Jan. 19.
Doncic set a new season-high with 41 points against Toronto in the tenth 40-point game of his career. He had 22 in the first half on Jan. 19, which tied his season-high. Luka hit four 3-pointers, which was the first time he had more than two 3-pointers in a game since Dec. 7. The 22-year-old also tied a season-high with 14 rebounds versus the Raptors.
It was an incredible night for the Mavericks superstar as he lifted the Mavs to their tenth victory in the last 11 games. Here is a closer look at Luka’s performance, and what fans can expect in the second night of a back-to-back against the Suns on Jan. 20.
Luka Doncic drops 41 to lead Mavericks over Raptors
Luka had it going from the opening tip, and fans jumped out of their chairs when he hit a stepback 3-pointer in Wednesday’s game. See him hit his patented shot below.
Doncic finished with 41 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists, and one steal on Wednesday night. He shot 13 of 24 from the field, 11 of 12 on his free throws, and four of ten from beyond the 3-point line. The Mavs outscored the Raptors by five in Luka's 42 minutes on the floor on Jan. 19.
It was Luka’s fifth 30-point game and first 40-point contest of the season, and the Mavs are now 3-2 when the 22-year-old superstar scores over 30. Doncic was outstanding on Wednesday night, and the best is still yet to come.
The Mavericks just keep winning. They are now seven games over .500 as they keep closing in on the top four in the Western Conference. Dallas is finally healthy and ready to stay hot, but they face a tough task against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. Can the Mavs pull the upset on the second night of a back-to-back?
Fans will not want to miss Thursday’s game. Luka Doncic is going to have another monster performance, so please tune in and enjoy the action at the American Airlines Center.