Luka Doncic surpasses the mark of the legendary Magic Johnson
dallas – on a historic night for Luka DoncicThe Dallas Mavericks pulled off a coup d’état for power in the Western Conference by overrunning the Denver Nuggets on Friday, in what was their third win in their last four games.
The Mavericks beat the third-place Nuggets in the West 127-99 in their first game, which they will face again on Sunday, in a second and rare regular season game in a row against the same team on consecutive days and at the same time. Arena. Just this past Saturday they defeated the Western Conference leader Portland Trail Blazers at the American Airlines Center.
Doncic became the second-fastest player to total 50 triple-doubles on Friday, with 33 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, after the legendary Oscar Robertson and just above Magic Johnson. In addition, Doncic is only the tenth player in history to reach five triple-doubles. Doubles what was his fourth with at least 30 points this season. The rest of the league has only one with that many points…
“I didn’t know,” Doncic said. “Scott (Tomlin, Mavericks PR director) told me just a few minutes ago. That was great.”
Throughout the game, Dallas outplayed the Nuggets, who lost their second straight game. Both without their star Nikola Jokicwhich since Tuesday is in the league’s health and safety protocols.
The Nuggets didn’t have it either Jamal Murray, which on Thursday also entered into the protocol. The Denver team said it does not know when the team’s leading scorer will return this season.
Mavericks was in Christian Wood Luca’s best ally, with his best offensive night of the season; 28 points and eight rebounds. Reggie Bullock He found the basket again for 10 points, including two of five three-pointers, after only two nights of not hitting six shots, all from the arc.
With seven wins in 10 games, the Mavericks are starting to look more and more like those previous summer’s Western Conference Finalists.
“We’ve gotten better and better and have a better team game every time,” said Mavericks coach Jason Kidd. “We’ve had a good week at home and we have to finish Sunday well because I’m sure those same Nuggets will be ready to play.”