Unstoppable Luka Doncic Leads Mavericks to Victory with 40-Point Triple-Double against Blazers
Luka Doncic’s triple-double with 40 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists anchored the Dallas Mavericks’ 131-120 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA on Saturday.
He reached a triple-double by scoring 30 points in the first half and played out of the situation when the Trail Blazers doubled him in the second half. Doncic also expressed his gratitude to his teammates, recognizing that “it’s not just me,” and he appreciated their help.
As for the Mavericks’ supportive cast, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 25 points and Dante Exum along with Derrick Jones Jr. each contributed 18. In addition, Anfernee Simons tallied 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Trail Blazers, accompanied by Jerami Grant, who scored 27 points in his return to the game.
However, the Mavericks were down a starter center in the first quarter due to an injury, but they managed to outscore Portland in the second, which contributed to their overall win. Mavericks coach Jason Kidd acknowledged the depth and charisma of the team’s locker room, attributing their success to great team leadership.
Next up, the Mavericks will face Denver while the Trail Blazers are set to host Golden State.