Luka Doncic put on a masterclass in the first quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night, scoring 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Doncic was unstoppable in the early going, hitting three 3-pointers and using his quickness to get to the rim at will. He also had four assists and two rebounds in the first quarter.
The Mavericks led 34-23 after the first quarter, and Doncic continued to dominate in the second quarter. He scored 11 more points and added three rebounds and two assists. The Mavericks extended their lead to 61-43 at halftime.
Doncic cooled off in the second half, but he still finished the game with 35 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists. He shot 10-of-16 from the field and 5-of-8 from 3-point range.
The Mavericks won the game by a score of 120-110. Doncic was the game’s leading scorer, and he also led the Mavericks in assists. He was a key factor in the Mavericks’ victory, and he showed why he is one of the best players in the NBA.
Doncic’s performance was even more impressive considering that he was playing against a tough Portland defense. The Trail Blazers are one of the best defensive teams in the NBA, and they held Doncic to just 16 points in the two previous games between the two teams. However, Doncic was able to break through the Trail Blazers’ defense on Friday night, and he led the Mavericks to a big win.
Doncic’s performance was a reminder that he is one of the most dangerous players in the NBA. He has the ability to score at will, and he can also create for his teammates. Doncic is a legitimate MVP candidate, and he is one of the favorites to win the award this season.
The Mavericks are currently 22-12, and they are in third place in the Western Conference. They are one of the best teams in the NBA, and they are poised for a deep playoff run. Doncic is the key to the Mavericks’ success, and he is one of the most exciting players to watch in the NBA.