Mavs’ Doncic named Western Conference Player of the Week

Mavericks guard Luka Doncic was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday, February 7 through Sunday, February 13, the league announced Monday

Doncic led the Mavericks to a 2-1 week with averages of 43.0 points (.532 FG, .500 3FG), 10.3 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 1.0 blocks in 37.3 minutes. He scored 129 total points during the week, the most over a three-game span in franchise history.

The 22-year-old poured in a career-high (game-high) 51 points (17-26 FG, 7-14 3FG), including 28 in the first quarter, to go along with a game-high-tying nine rebounds and a team-high six assists in 39:48 in the Mavericks’ 112-105 victory over the L.A. Clippers on February 10. It tied the franchise record for the most points in a regulation-length game (Nowitzki, 51, vs. GSW 3/23/06). It was also the fewest minutes needed to record a 50-point game in Mavericks history. Dončić went 7-of-10 from deep in the opening quarter, setting a new team record for the most 3-pointers made in a single period.

Doncic capped the week by registering a game-high 45 points (15-33 FG, 6-13 3FG), including 23 in the fourth quarter, to go along with a season-high (game-high) 15 rebounds and a game-high-tying eight assists in 39:27 versus the Clippers on Feb. 12. He became the 10th player in NBA history to produce a 45-15-8 effort, along with Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Alvan Adams, Hakeem Olajuwon, Vince Carter, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Nikola Jokić. He also joined Westbrook and Harden as the only players to accomplish the feat in under 40 minutes.

Doncic is averaging team highs of 27.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, 9.1 assists and 35.3 minutes in 42 games (all starts) this season.

Dallas travels to Miami to battle the Heat Tuesday night.

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