The matchup between Dallas and Orlando could hardly be classified as one with intrigue from the start. Both teams are far from their best basketball. But while no one expects the Magic to win a lot, the Mavs’ negative balance of wins and losses in their first five games has been a bit of a surprise. The conference finalist doesn’t look like himself at all from the 2022 playoffs, but that certainly doesn’t apply to the top star.
Luka Doncic is the NBA’s ultimate magician and wizard. It seemed like September’s EuroBasket, where he left a lot of energy behind, should have knocked the Slovenian star out pretty well, but it wasn’t to be. In his first five games with Phoenix, Memphis, New Orleans, Brooklyn, and Oklahoma City, Luka scored consistently over 30 points per game. Surprisingly, the Dallas star is hitting just 22.6 percent of his three-pointers while shooting 50 percent from the field.
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In the home game against Orlando, Dallas again played through Doncic. In the previous two games, the Slovene played 40 minutes and scored 41 and 31 points, respectively. There was never a hint of fatigue in his play, however.
Already in the first quarter, Luka scored 16 points. Doncic leads all NBA players in scoring in the early going. He averaged 14.3 points in the first 12 minutes of the game. That’s four more than any other player in the league.
By halftime, Doncic already had 30! And that wasn’t the end of the game. In nearly 37 minutes on the floor at the end of the game, the Mavs star scored 44 points and, most surprisingly, did not allow a single turnover.
“Dallas picked up its third win of the season (114-105), still not playing its best basketball. So far the team has been relying entirely on its leader with phenomenal stats. Doncic has started the season with six straight games in which he’s scored 30 points or more.
The last time something like that happened to the great Michael Jordan was back in 1986. Back then, the Chicago guard scored 50 points against the Knicks, 41 against Cleveland, 34 against San Antonio, 33 against Detroit, 39 against Phoenix, and 34 against Atlanta. But in the seventh game of the season, Michael broke the streak by scoring 28 against Washington. That’s why Luka Doncic can surpass Jordan’s achievement in the next game against Utah.
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