Because of some injuries, some inconsistent games, and some conditioning concerns, there were some who felt that Doncic wasn’t performing to the fullest of his abilities.
Well, those concerns are out the window now because Doncic has come alive in Dallas – even without the help of his former right-hand man Kristaps Porzingis.
Luka Dončić is the 4th player in NBA history (Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Walt Bellamy) with multiple 45-point, 15-rebound, 5-assist games in a calendar month and the 1st since Wilt Chamberlain in January 1966. pic.twitter.com/gIuRwAZdh9
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 18, 2022
Doncic is now the fourth player in all of NBA history with multiple 45-point, 15-rebound, and 5-assist games in a calendar month.
He’s also the first to do it since Wilt Chamberlain back in January 1966.
Doncic has turned a corner and is playing some incredible basketball and the Mavericks are starting to thrive because of him.
Luka Looking Good
Doncic has now scored 199 points over his last five games and has hit a stride that he hasn’t come close to so far this season.
Only MVP candidate Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers has a higher scoring five-game stretch this season.
On Thursday night, Doncic did serious work against the New Orleans Pelicans, scoring 29 points with 15 rebounds and eight assists.
Additionally, he landed seven three-pointers for the third time this season, which is just one away from a career-high.
He also scored or assisted on 30 of the team’s 45’s first-quarter points.
In other words, Doncic is doing everything he can for his team.
Over the last 15 games, Doncic has averaged 33.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 9.3 assists on 48 percent shooting from the field and a terrific 41.2 percent from beyond the three-point line.
And now Doncic gets to participate in his third All-Star Game in just a few days, although his first as a non-starter.
Every team wants to be on a roll heading into the All-Star break and, thanks to Doncic, the Mavs certainly are.