Luka Doncic continues in another dimension. For the second consecutive game, he went home with a triple-double in his pocket (35 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists), after a first quarter-dream against the Warriors, in which he scored 22 points. He left for the break with 33 in front of a Golden State team, orphaned by his injured stars. The fact is that Doncic became the first player player in NBA history to sign a triple-double of 35 points in 25 minutes or less. So the Mavericks beat their opponent (142-94) and the Slovenian, who fell in piston in the second act, with the certainty that, despite his 20 years, is one of the stars of the NBA.
The mastery and inspiration of the Slovenian was complete and in just 17 minutes of action he scored 10/11 field shots, including 6/7 triples, and 7/8 from the personnel line. He also went to the break with five rebounds - four defenders - six assists, recovered a ball and lost another four.
With everything decided, Doncic left in the second half with no intention of generating more humiliation to the Warriors and in another eight minutes he stayed on track just scored a basket, but worked to ensure the new triple-double and that the team achieved the best score of the season and tied the best brand in the history of the team with 22 triples.
Doncic came from a triple-double with 40 points, which he achieved against the Spurs, which left him as the second youngest player to achieve it, only surpassed by the legendary forward LeBron James.
The leader of the Mavericks, a firm candidate to be considered the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award, stayed at the gates of having tied the best team mark of 34 points scored in the first half established by the former German power forward Dirk Nowitzki , on November 3, 2009 before the Utah Jazz.
While the Warriors suffered the worst defeat since the playoff competition of the 1973. season With unstoppable Doncic, the rest of the Mavericks players gave him their support and kept on when he went to the bench to rest the entire fourth period .
The Warriors, who played without any of their owners, are all injured, the last one, power forward Draymond Green, had rookies, power forward Eric Paschall, and base Ky Bowman as lead leaders by contributing 22 and 16 points, respectively.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr , after recognizing Doncic's great class, said that his only thing he had to do was forget about the historic defeat (48 points of disadvantage) and focus on the next game. "Last season he was already a good player, he was close to reaching the All Star, something he will get in this one," Kerr said of Doncic. "It has taken a step that many players take between their first and second year."
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