In the Dallas Mavericks’ 136-132 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, Luka Doncic put on an absolutely amazing display of passing and scoring. He finished with 36 points, 19 assists, 14 rebounds. He’s the only player in NBA history to put up those numbers in a game. Only player. Ever.
This game was insane to watch. There were so many highlight plays from Luka. The rest of the team also stepped up. Dorian Finney-Smith and Maxi Kleber played stellar defense and hit some big shots. Kristaps Porzingis struggled with his shot, but he was a steadying force for stretches of the game.
The Mavericks have struggled with closing out games. Did they shake their clutch demons in this game? Are we seeing the evolution of Luka and these young Mavericks?
It would appear the Mavericks figured something out. The Bucks have the best defense in the league, in part to all-world defenders like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. Heck, even Brook Lopez is a force in the paint. But the Mavs put up 136 points and Luka had one of the greatest performances in NBA history.
In this episode of Dallas Hoops Fancast, we react to Luka’s historic performance, talk about the Mavs’ offensive scheme and how they toppled the best defense in the league. We also shine a light on the role-players that stepped up for the Mavericks and look ahead to see what’s in store for the rest of this season, the Playoffs, and the future.