Luka Doncic is on a two-game tear the NBA has by no means seen earlier than. “Luka Legend” had one other spectacular outing within the win towards the Houston Rockets after dropping a 60-point triple-double final Tuesday.
Over his final two video games, he has scored 95 factors, grabbed 33 rebounds and dished out 23 assists.
The Slovenian basketball famous person may have gotten extra as he already had a 30-point triple-double within the Mavs’ 129-114 win over the Rockets. He achieved it tonight with nonetheless 5:37 left within the third quarter with an help to former Rocket Christian Wooden.
Counting the final 4 video games, Luka Doncic is averaging a mind-boggling 44.3 factors, 12.5 rebounds and 10.5 assists. He’s additionally taking pictures 57.8% of his field-goal makes an attempt regardless of all kinds of defensive schemes thrown at him.
Extra importantly, the Dallas Mavericks are 4-0 throughout his blistering four-game masterpiece. Dallas has now hiked their report to 20-16 for the fifth seed within the hotly-contested Western Convention playoff race.
Luka Doncic’s subsequent recreation can be on the highway towards the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs are trying like they’re all-in for the Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes, which may imply one other big-scoring evening for Doncic.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich had this to say about their recreation plan towards the NBA’s most unstoppable scoring machines:
“50 goes to be our purpose. We’re holding Luka to below 50!”
In 9 video games towards the San Antonio Spurs, Luka Doncic is averaging 27.9 factors, 9.1 assists and eight.5 rebounds. These numbers ought to enhance if he sustains his scorching type of late.
Popovich is understood to take issues with humor with regards to opposing groups and gamers. However there is no such thing as a doubt in regards to the sort of impression and stress Doncic is placing towards defenders.
Luka Doncic may win the 2022-23 NBA MVP award
Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic have taken turns holding the lead for the MVP award. All have respectable claims to the newly-named Michael Jordan trophy if they continue to be wholesome.
Nevertheless, Doncic’s blistering type, though very troublesome to maintain, may push him previous the aforementioned worthy contenders. He may simply make a declare because the participant with essentially the most load to hold for any NBA crew, significantly with out Jalen Brunson.
Doncic’s 33.6 factors are practically twice Christian Wooden’s 17.4 PPG common. Apart from scoring, “Luka Magic” additionally leads his crew in rebounds, assists and steals.
Jayson Tatum, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic have an undeniably higher supporting forged than the Mavs level guard.
No MVP has gained the award with lower than 50 wins in a season apart from Nikola Jokic throughout the pandemic-shortened 2020-21 season. The Denver Nuggets gained solely 47 video games that season.
If Doncic can in some way drag the Dallas Mavericks nearer to a 45-win season given his supporting forged, he may win his first MVP. It’s an award he rightfully considers unbelievable and an unlimited accomplishment.
Doncic is barely 23 and will have a stranglehold on the MVP trophy as he reaches his peak years.