“Luka Magic” has been on full display all season, and it was on full display Friday night against the Raptors.
Luka Doncic had 35 points (10-15 FG, 12-14 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, and three steals as the Mavs defeated the Raptors 111-110 at American Airlines Center to get their third straight win.
The three-time All-Star has joined Wilt Chamberlain (first eight games in 1959-60, and first 23 games in 1962-63) as the only players in the history of the NBA to score 30-plus points in eight-or-more consecutive games to begin a season.
“Yeah, he did a lot of things,” Mavs head coach Jason Kidd said. “He did one of those spin moves in front of me when he split the double team, which was really kinda cool. Knowing that he surprises a lot of people, I wonder if he surprises himself sometimes with that spin move right in front of me. That was cool, but the one where he went through his legs eight times, he was doing his dance. He has that song that he plays, and when he shot that little floater, I just kinda chuckled because only he can do that. Thirty-five points tonight, efficient.
“I know he probably wants that free throw back when he missed to seal the game. He did everything tonight.”
Dončic, who upheld his league-leading scoring average at 36.0 points per game, had some great moves in this one, including putting Toronto’s Precious Achiuwa in a blender.
Take a look:
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