Doncic leads as Mavericks ends Lakers' winning streak

Tanya Simon
December 2, 2019

The performance assured that he would become just the third player in National Basketball Association history to average a 30-point triple-double over a calendar month. He joins Russell Westbrook and Oscar Robertson as the only players to accomplish that feat over a calendar month, according to ESPN Stats and Info.

Doncic finished one rebound shy of yet another triple-double, adding 10 assists and nine rebounds to go with his 27 points on 10-of-23 from the field and 4-of-10 from beyond the arc.

The exclusive company he's joined could indicate a historic season is coming from Doncic, as Robertson and Westbrook are the only players in National Basketball Association history to average a triple-double throughout an entire campaign.

He averaged 32.4 points, 10.3 rebounds and 10.4 assists over 15 games in November. He also averaged triple-doubles for the next two seasons. Exceptional person. Exceptionally tough.

Doncic was at his best on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) against the Suns, controlling every aspect of the game.

LeBron James was active early defensively as he picked up two early steals to get the Lakers a couple of easy transition buckets that helped them pick up the early lead.

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"We play our best when we get in the paint", Doncic said.

"I remember that day", Doncic said Sunday.

Overall, the Lakers shot 46.0 percent to 43.3 percent for the Mavericks.

The Mavericks have been one of the suprise teams in the National Basketball Association to this point, and now currently sit 12-6, good for a tie with Houston for the fourth seed in the West. "Porzingis didn't have it going, so he's hitting shots seven, eight feet behind the 3-point line". There's a certain responsibility you have when you get on a roll like this. "I thought that we made good adjustments as a team".

Doncic has been even better in his second season, one year after winning the NBA's Rookie of the Year award.

"That was a very intense game from the very beginning", Carlisle said post-game. But the Mavericks are leaning on him just as much as ever.

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