Luka Doncic Breaks Records But Misses Personal Best in Mavericks' Rout of Bulls!

The Dallas Mavericks easily beat the Chicago Bulls with a score of 127-92, thanks to an amazing team effort and a standout game from Luka Doncic.

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Luka Doncic Breaks Records But Misses Personal Best in Mavericks' Rout of Bulls!
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The Dallas Mavericks easily beat the Chicago Bulls with a score of 127-92, thanks to an amazing team effort and a standout game from Luka Doncic. He managed to get another triple-double, although he didn't hit 30 points this time, breaking his recent trend.

Doncic's Remarkable Run Ends

Luka Doncic showed off his skills with 27 points, 14 assists, and 12 rebounds. Even though he didn't reach 30 points for the first time in seven games, his performance was key to the Mavericks' big win.

This game ended his record-setting run of 30-point triple-doubles at six. Coach Jason Kidd really admired how Doncic puts the team's wins above his own stats, saying that to Doncic, it's all about the win. Kidd thinks Doncic will only fully appreciate his records after he retires.

Doncic also matched the record held by Michael Jordan (1989) and Oscar Robertson (1961) for consecutive 20-point triple-doubles, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Standout Performances and Team Play

The game wasn't just about Doncic's greatness.

Daniel Gafford, once a Bull, didn't miss a single shot out of nine attempts. This brought his streak of consecutive shots made to 28, getting closer to Wilt Chamberlain's record. Gafford talked about how he aims to be consistent and finish strong every time, no matter who's in his way.

The Mavericks worked really well together, with Dereck Lively II scoring 22 points and Gafford adding 20. Their sharp shooting was a big part of why Dallas did so well, especially in using pick-and-roll plays to break through the Bulls' defense.

The Mavericks shot about 55% from the field in total. The Bulls, meanwhile, had a tough time stopping the Mavericks' attack. Coach Billy Donovan pointed out they struggled to defend against plays to the basket and didn't rebound well enough.

These issues led to their heavy defeat, as shown by the Mavericks' record lows for points allowed in the first quarter and first half.

A Night to Remember

The Mavericks didn't just win; they also had a night full of significant achievements.

As Doncic keeps making history, nights like this not only boost his reputation but also inspire both fans and fellow players to strive for greatness. With this victory, the Mavericks are looking to keep up their winning streak in the upcoming games.

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