Luka Doncic Leads Mavericks to Victory with 51 Points, Making NBA History
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The Dallas Mavericks secured a thrilling victory against the San Antonio Spurs, with a final score of 126:125. Leading the Mavericks to victory was Slovenian player Luka Doncic, who made history as the first player in NBA history to achieve at least 225 points, 50 rebounds, and 50 assists in a span of five games.
Doncic finished the match with an impressive 51 points, nine assists, and six rebounds, followed by Christian Wood with 25 interceptions and Tim Hardaway with 14. Despite a strong performance by Keldon Johnson, who scored 30 points for the Spurs, and Jeremy Sochan and Jakob Poeltl who added 20 and 19 points respectively, it was not enough to secure the win.
"I don't know [how I'm doing this]," Doncic said. "I think some games they're gonna double me, some games they're gonna let me run the pick-and-roll. I just accept the coverage and go from there." His teammate, Christian Wood, expressed amazement at Doncic's performance, saying, "I've never, since my seven years in the league, I've never seen anybody do what he's able to do.
He just needs to keep it up. He's on an incredible run. He's playing like an MVP, like clearly one of the best players in the league, and [I'm] happy for him." In a separate match, the Minnesota Timberwolves suffered a defeat at the hands of the Detroit Pistons, with a final score of 116:104.
Leading the Pistons to victory was Bojan BogdanoviÄ with 28 points, while Edwards' strong showing with 30 points was not enough for the Timberwolves. Notably, Luke Garza was absent from the home team.
- Charlotte Hornets Brooklyn Nets 106:123
- Chicago Bulls - Cleveland Cavaliers 102:103
- Houston Rockets - New York Knicks 88:108
- San Antonio Spurs - Dallas Mavericks 125:126
- Memphis Grizzlies - New Orleans Pelicans 116:101
- Minnesota Timberwolves - Detroit Pistons 104:116
- Oklahoma City Thunder - Philadelphia 76ers 96:115
- Utah Jazz - Miami Heat 123:126