Luka Doncic continues unstoppable in the path of the records that place him at the height of some of the greatest in the history of the NBA. His performance once again yielded to his teammates in Dallas and his rivals, San Antonio. He was instrumental in the triumph of the Mavericks (117-110) with another demonstration of his talent and his ability to dominate the game. He earned his best personal mark in the NBA with 42 points. He rounded it with 12 assists and 11 rebounds. It was his sixth triple double in 13 games. He became the second player in the history of the competition capable of obtaining a triple double with more than 40 points before he turned 21. The only one who had succeeded so far was LeBron James.
“It seems that every day there are statistics that you don't know, about which you read. It's great to overcome them, ”said the Slovenian base. Dallas dominated the game from start to finish, but had to contain the Spurs' attempts to overcome in the final stages of the match. The fifth triple of the former Real Madrid player, in the absence of 26 seconds, left the game seen for sentencing. "This guy can do what he wants on a basketball court," surrendered his coach, Rick Carlisle. “At this moment it goes through a moment in a magical way. It is great to be able to witness it and be part of it. ”
In his second season in the NBA, Doncic brushes three times the average double with 11 rebounds, 9.4 assists and 29.4 points, which put him in fourth place in the ranking of top scorers behind Harden (39.2 ), Antetokounmpo (30.3) and Beal (30.1).
Doncic, which added a 14 of 27 in field shots, including a 5 of 13 triples, in addition to a 9 of 13 in free throws, had the outstanding help of Kristaps Porzingis, with 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Finney-Smith , with 22. The Spurs could not avoid their sixth straight defeat despite DeRozan's 36 points. They accused the discreet performance of some of their best men, such as Aldridge, with 16 points, and Mills, with 9.
The English escort of 22 years Anunoby, with 24 points, and the 25-year-old Cameroon forward, Siakam, with 20 points and 8 rebounds, commanded the Toronto victory against Charlotte (132-96). Marc Gasol did not lavish in attack, threw only four times and scored 5 points, but added 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Marvin Williams was the top scorer of the Hornets with only 14 points and Willy Hernangómez added 5 points and 3 rebounds in the 10 minutes he was on the court.
Russell Westbrook's return to the team after a game of absence contributed to maintaining Houston's winning streak. The Rockets added their eighth consecutive win, against Portland (132-98). Westbrook reappeared with a triple double: 28 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. It was his third triple double this season and 141 of his career. He formed a devastating trio with Harden, author of 36 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, and Capela, with 22 points and 20 rebounds. McCollum's reply, with 25 points, and Lillard, misguided in the shot and author of 13 points and 11 assists, was insufficient.
The Celtics remain leaders of the Eastern Conference after winning in Phoenix (85-99). Ricky Rubio, with back problems, could not play. Tatum, with 26 points and 11 rebounds, and Kemba Walker, with 19 points although he only scored a triple in his seven pitches, took the reins in the Boston team. Milwaukee occupies second place in the East, with 10 wins, after which he won in Chicago (101-115). Antetokounmpo added 33 points and 10 rebounds.
The Clippers, despite the absence of Kawhi Leonard, injured on one knee, beat Oklahoma City (90-88). A triple by Paul George decided the game with 25 seconds left. George finished with 18 points. Harrell, with 28 points and 12 rebounds, was the most prominent in the Los Angeles team.
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