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, Mar. 7 through Sunday, Mar. 13, the NBA announced Monday.

Doncic has now been named Western Conference Player of the Week in two of the last three weeks, in addition to being named Western Conference Player of the Month for February.

The three-time All-Star led the Mavericks to a 3-1 week with averages of 30.5 points (.494 FG), 11.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 blocks in 36.5 minutes.

The 23-year-old began the week by posting game highs of 35 points (12-23 FG, 5-11 3FG, 6-7 FT), 16 rebounds, seven assists and three steals to go with 1 block in 38 minutes in the Mavericks’ 111-103 victory over Utah on Mar. 7. It marked his first career game recording 35-plus points, 15-plus rebounds, seven-plus assists and three-plus steals, and he became the first player to hit each of those benchmarks in a game this season.

A game after Doncic posted a game-high 31 points in the Mavericks’ loss to New York on Mar. 9, Doncic posted game highs of 30 points (9-19 FG, 5-11 3FG, 7-10 FT) and 14 rebounds to go along with six assists and a game-high-tying two blocks in 36 minutes in Dallas’ 113-100 win in Houston on Mar. 11.

Doncic capped the week by helping the Mavericks snap Boston’s 5-game win streak with a game-high 26 points to go with eight rebounds and a game-high eight assists in the Mavericks’ 95-92 win on national television.

He is averaging team highs of 28.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 35.7 minutes in 52 games (all starts) this season.

Doncic has led Dallas to a 42-26 (.618) record in 2021-22 and the team currently sits in fifth place in the Western Conference.

Watch below as Mavs head coach talks Doncic’s basketball IQ and more:

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