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, December 19 through Sunday, December 25, the league announced Monday.

This is the first time Dončić won Player of the Week this season.

Dončić (6-7, 230) led the Mavericks to a 3-1 week with averages of 31.5 points (.494 FG%, .429 3FG%, .818 FT%), 8.0 rebounds, 9.0 assists and 2.3 steals in 36.8 minutes per game.

The 23-year-old poured in a season-high (game-high) 50 points (17-30 FG, 6-12 3FG, 10-12 FT) to go along with a team-high eight rebounds, a game-high 10 assists, and a game-high-tying three steals in 42 minutes in Dallas’ 112-106 win at Houston on December 23. Dončić became the fourth player in NBA history (since steals were first recorded in 1973-74) to total at least 50 points, eight rebounds, 10 assists, and three steals in a game.

With his 50-point night at Houston, the three-time All-Star also surpassed Mark Aguirre (4) for the most 45-point games in Mavericks history while breaking a tie with Nowitzki (20) for the second-most 40-point efforts in team history. 

For the season, Dončić is averaging team highs of 32.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 8.7 assists, and 1.7 steals per game in 31 games (all starts). He ranks in the top 10 in scoring (2nd, 32.8 ppg), assists (4th, 8.7 apg), and steals (T-6th, 1.68 spg), and the top 30 in rebounds (26th, 8.3 rpg). Dončić leads the NBA or is tied for the league lead in 20-point games (30), 30-point games (23), 35-point efforts (13), and 40-point outings (6). He has also produced an NBA-best five 30-point triple-doubles (6 triple-doubles overall), a league-high 22 30-point, five-rebound, five assist games, and an NBA-best 29 20-5-5 efforts.

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