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2 studs and 1 dud in Mavericks win over Clippers in Luka Doncic return

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks stud from win over the Clippers in LA: 1. Luka Doncic

The 22-year-old superstar never disappoints. He missed three straight games with ankle and knee sprains and the injury left him questionable until testing it in pregame warmups. Then, Luka dealt with foul trouble in the first three quarters, including picking up his fourth personal less than one minute into the third, but head coach Jason Kidd rolled the dice and kept Doncic on the floor.

He rewarded the Mavericks with a 15-point quarter as the Mavs erupted for 38 points over the 12 minutes to grab the lead in a key stretch that helped them secure the win. The Clippers played aggressively against Doncic, including doubling him plenty on Tuesday night, but the 22-year-old superstar is just unstoppable.

Doncic locked in his jumper, including hitting this deep 3-pointer just before halftime.

The Mavericks superstar finished with 26 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, one steal, and two blocks in the win over the Clippers. He did not score in the fourth quarter or overtime as LA was double-teaming and forcing him to give up the ball, but the Mavs outscored the Clippers by seven in his 41 minutes as Doncic shot nine of 21 from the field.

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The Dallas Mavericks need Luka Doncic back on the floor, and the 22-year-old delivered on Nov. 23. They are a dangerous team with their star duo clicking, and fans should stay tuned because the best is still yet to come.

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