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Luka Doncic leads Dallas Mavericks to 129-125 win over Brooklyn Nets

Luka Doncic leads Dallas Mavericks to 129-125 win over Brooklyn Nets

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  • Mavericks
Oct 29
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Luka Doncic led the Dallas Mavericks to a 129-125 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night with a 41-point triple-double.

Doncic became the tenth player in NBA history with three or more 40-point triple-doubles. With the feat, he joined the ranks of NBA Legends such as Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, and LeBron James.

He finished the game with 41 points on 50 percent shooting, 14 assists, 11 rebounds and three steals to push the Mavs to an overtime victory.

“Obviously, Luka is probably the best guy to make tough shots and make shots when they count, but he also knows when to make the right basketball plays,” teammate Maxi Kleber said. “And especially when we came into overtime, they were like really aggressive with him, and he made the right play, I don’t know, three or four times in a row.”

Following his performance against the Nets, the 29-years-old has become a leading candidate to be named NBA MVP this year if he maintains his current form.

Doncic currently leads the league in scoring, averaging 36.3 points per game. He is also averaging 9.5 rebounds, and 9.3 assists per game.

In the game, Doncic collaborated with Kleber to embarrass Ben Simmons with a no-look pass. He passed Simmons with a half-spin, flicking the ball behind his head with two hands. Doncic then made an overhead pass to Kleber, who finished with a left-handed reverse layup.

Due to his stellar performance, a dissatisfied Nets fan threw a cup at Doncic. It missed him by a few feet, but prompted a stoppage in the game.

The fan tried to leave the venue, but was stopped by security. He was then arrested and charged with interfering with a sporting event.

"We are spoiled to have someone like that. He controlled the game. … It's maturity. His IQ is so high. He understands the moment, and he delivered."

- Jason Kidd - Mavericks Head Coach

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"I honestly don't know… but probably say I try some things on the court and it looks good."

- Luka Doncic

  • Dallas Mavericks

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