Published: Tue, December 03, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Mavericks' Luka Doncic Ties Career High in Victory Over Phoenix Suns

Mavericks' Luka Doncic Ties Career High in Victory Over Phoenix Suns

Thanks to a huge second-half run, that's exactly what he did.

Luka Doncic had 27 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, and the visiting Dallas Mavericks snapped the Los Angeles Lakers' 10-game winning streak with a 114-100 victory on Sunday.

Adding one more spectacular game to a November full of them, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic provided more evidence that he's quickly emerging as one of the best players in the National Basketball Association. The guys on the floor made good adjustments as a team as the game went along with ball movement, finding space, finding each other. With just 90 seconds to play in overtime, and the Lakers clinging to a four-point lead, LeBron sized up Doncic and drilled the shot to seal the win. "So, we did good things and stuck together and it's a really good win for us".

Following the game, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel gave his thoughts on the team's loss.

The Mavericks used a dominating third quarter to take command of the contest.

In that frame, Doncic tallied 16 points and five assists, keying a 28-5 Mavericks run. Doncic dropped 16 of his 27 points in the third quarter, too, while helping the Mavericks hold the Lakers to just 17 total team points - their lowest output in a single quarter so far this season.

The Lakers led, 62-59, after James converted an alley oop pass from Rondo to end the half. From there, the Raptors cruised to a 130-110 win, their seventh in a row to improve to 15-4 on the season.

Delon Wright chipped in 17 points off the bench, while Kristaps Porzingis and Dwight Powell added 15 points apiece. The team had just recently matched a franchise-best start at 17-2.

Afterwards remembered facing his idol for the first time, "Normally I am never nervous, but was for sure before that game". "In the second half, I was better, felt better. If we play to our abilities, there's nobody we can't beat and nowhere we can't get a W". James finished with 25 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. On Sunday, they finally met another hard matchup in the form of surging sophomore sensation Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks.

Smart left the game not to return, but the real concern is this is the same injury - and Smart said the same spot - that caused him to miss about a month last season.

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