Luka Doncic erupts for career-high 51 points vs. Clippers

The Dallas Mavericks entered Thursday night time’s sport towards the Clippers trying to prolong their three-game profitable streak. 

The Mavs have been one of many hottest groups within the league for the reason that flip of the New 12 months, and are at present 11-4 of their final 15 video games, following the 112-105 win over the Clippers. 

Over that stretch, their All-Star level guard Luka Doncic has additionally loved one among his greatest stretches of the season as nicely,  averaging nearly a triple-double over that span. The Slovenian has put up numbers of 30.3 factors (48.0 % from the sphere), 9.8 rebounds and 9.5 assists in these 15 video games. 

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It is no shock that the Mavs will solely go as far as Doncic will have the ability to carry them – extra so now that Kristaps Porzingis has been traded away – and he didn’t disappoint towards the Clippers. 

By the way, no different participant on the staff had greater than 12 factors and solely three others reached double figures.

After ending with 51 factors, 9 rebounds and 6 assists, this is a take a look at all the main numbers behind Doncic’s spectacular displaying. 

51/9/6: Franchise-record 

When the ultimate buzzer had gone Doncic recorded his first profession 50-point sport, and the primary sport in Mavericks’ historical past the place a participant had completed with no less than 50 factors, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. 

Doncic grew to become simply the fourth Maverick to ever rating 50 factors in a sport, becoming a member of icon Dirk Nowitzki – who did it thrice – Jamal Mashburn and Jim Jackson.

Nowitzki owns the franchise report for factors in a sport (53). 

The final 50-point sport in Mavs historical past sport all the way in which again in 2006 when Nowitzki dropped 50 on the Phoenix Suns within the Western Convention finals.

32/8/8: Doncic’s profession common vs. Clippers

Seven of Doncic’s prime ten scoring video games are towards the Clippers, and he is scored 42 factors and above in each. 

Together with playoffs, Doncic has profession averages of 32.0 factors, 8.3 rebounds and eight.9 assists per sport.  

It is honest to say Luka likes taking part in towards the Clippers.

32: Highest scoring half this season 

Doncic is now the solely Maverick with three-or-more halves recording 30 plus factors since 1996-97, passing Michael Finley (2) and Dirk Nowitzki (2).

After the sport, he spoke about his profession sport. 

“I felt nice. I felt vitality,” he stated. “The pictures have been hitting, they have been switching, they did not need me to create, I suppose… I am drained as hell proper now, so I am gonna get some restoration.”

28: First quarter explosion 

Doncic recorded the highest-scoring quarter within the NBA this season with 28 factors within the first quarter., which was additionally the highest-scoring quarter of the 22-year-old’s profession, common season or playoffs

After the primary 12 minutes, he had as many factors because the Clippers and had been answerable for 30 of the staff’s 36 factors.

7: Luka Doncic’s 3-pointers

Doncic knocked down 7-of-9 three-pointers within the first quarter and completed the sport 7-of-14 from lengthy vary. After the seventh three went in, the house crowd rose to offer Doncic an ovation. 

He broke the staff’s franchise report with seven 3-pointers within the first quarter however fell simply shy of matching his career-high eight 3-pointers made.


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