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Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic carried the team as usual in Wednesday's 127-117 win over the Detroit Pistons. Doncic shot 10-for-22 from the field and 6-for-10 from the line on the way to a game-high 30 points. He hit four threes and also had 10 rebounds, nine assists and two steals. Doncic has now scored at least 30 points in two straight games and he's posted double-doubles in two of his past three games. He'll be out on the court again on Thursday in the second leg of a back-to-back against the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers.
Dallas Mavericks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (illness) is questionable for Wednesday's contest versus the Pistons. Hardaway Jr. is dealing with a non-COVID-related illness- though it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out Wednesday's contest with the second half of a back-to-back coming up on Thursday. If Hardaway Jr. is indeed out, expect Dorian Finney-Smith to be the main beneficiary of his absence on the wing.
Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic had a huge finish to Sunday's loss against Sacramento, scoring 22 fourth-quarter points to tally a game-high 37 points on 14-for-27 shooting. Kristaps Porzingis shot a horrible 3-for-14 and managed only nine points. Doncic added eight rebounds to his line with four assists, three blocks, one steal and four turnovers in 36 minutes. This was a very good matchup to deliver a good performance and Doncic didn't disappoint. He'll be in a similar spot on Wednesday against Detroit. Expect Porzingis to produce a big bounce-back effort as well against a team whose defensive numbers are poor across the board.
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic had an unbelievable night as a distributor in a losing effort on Friday against the Knicks. Doncic matched his career-high with 19 assists and only three turnovers in 38 minutes of action. The superstar guard chipped in 22 points, eight rebounds, two triples, and a block- though it wasn't enough to get his team the win. If not for Doncic's heroics on Wednesday, the Mavericks would be in the midst of a four-game slide. He's scored 29-plus points in three of his last four games and produced 19 dimes in the fourth, with a favorable matchup coming up on Saturday against the Kings. They've surrendered the sixth-most FanDuel points to point guards- so Doncic could be in line for a big night.
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic filled up the box score and hit the game-winner in Wednesday's win over the Grizzlies. Doncic scored 29 points with nine assists, five boards, three triples, a pair of steals and a block in 34 minutes. The superstar guard was stumbling as he caught an entry pass but tossed up a three at the buzzer to win the game for Dallas, snapping a two-game losing streak. Doncic has now scored 29-plus points on at least 50 percent shooting from the field in each of his last three games. He'll get a Friday matchup against the Knicks, who surrendered a 26-8-7 line to him earlier this month.