ANDl slovenian Luka Doncic sealed this Saturday his third game with at least 50 points in Decemberwhen scoring 51 points, with six rebounds, nine assists and four stealsin the hard-fought victory of the dallas mavericks in the Texan derby against the San Antonio Spurs (125-126). The Slovenian already had 3rd points at halftime.
Doncic became the first player in NBA history with more than 225 points, fifty rebounds and fifty assists in the space of five meetingsaccording to data from the American league.
Luka continues to break records and is already the Mavericks player with the most 40-point games. In fact Dirk Nowitzki, legend of the Texan team, managed ‘only’ twice to reach fifty in his career. Luka has already managed to reach the barrier of 40 or more points on 23 occasions, one more than another of the greatest legends of the Mavs, Mark Aguirre. And his scoring average in December, 35.1is the highest in a month by a Mavericks player in history.
On December 27, he destroyed all the forecasts by signing 61 points, 22 rebounds and ten assists in the Mavs’ overtime victory against the New York Knicks.
Was the sixth straight win for the Maverickswhich placed fourth in the Western Conference, with a balance of 21-16. The ex-madridista had the support of Chris Wood, with 25 points and seven rebounds.
For the San Antonio Spurs, Keldon Johnson scored thirty points and Jakob Poetl signed a double double of 19 points and fifteen rebounds.
With his exhibitions, Luka Doncic continues strongly opposing the season MVP award. In this magical month of December that has already ended, the Slovenian has averaged a triple double of 45 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in five games and after the clash against Spurs, he became the eighth player in history to achieve three games of 50 or more points in the same season. The previous seven were LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Rick Barry, Nate Archibald and Wilt Chamberlainthat is, a large part of the elite in NBA history.
“It’s something incrediblesaid his Mavs teammate Christian Wood.I had never seen anyone capable of doing what Luka does. He’s playing like an MVP, clearly one of the best players in this League.”
Against the Spurs, Luka missed two free throws with 1.5 seconds to go, although everything was within an established script. “Luke has been sensational. Even at the end, missing the last free kick to prevent them from setting up a play,” Dallas coach Jason Kidd said.
“just wanted to win“, the Slovenian answered when they asked him at the end of the game for the 51 points. And they insisted, but scoring 51 is very good, right?: “Of course,” Luka replies with a smile.
“We have been watching his defense and we have made a great defensive effort on him, but he is an amazing player“, valued Gregg Popovich, coach of the Spurs. “His in-game intelligence is out of the ordinary for the NBA.“.
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Doncic seals his crazy December with another 51 points to topple the Spurs