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Mavs star Luka Doncic becomes 4th player in NBA history with at least four straight 30-10 games

Luka Doncic, Mavs

Dallas Mavericks point-forward Luka Doncic became the fourth player in NBA history to record four straight games of at least 30 points and 10 assists after leading the Mavs to a win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday.

Hard to believe the Slovenian Wonder Boy is only 20 years old.

Doncic was utterly dominant on Sunday, torching the Rockets for 41 points to go along with his 10 assists and six rebounds. He shot just 5-of-14 from beyond the arc, but he made 10-of-13 two-point tries and 6-of-8 free-throw attempts as the Mavs cruised to a 137-123 victory.

The performance could be regarded as a statement game against fellow superstar and early MVP candidate James Harden, who nearly notched a triple-double with 32 points, 11 assists and nine boards.

There are no shortage of adjectives to describe Doncic’s play this season. Aside from averaging close to a triple-double and nearly 30 points per game (prior to Sunday’s game), Doncic leads the NBA in player efficiency rating and value over replacement player, according to Basketball-Reference.

Doncic is almost unguardable because of his ability to create space, and he can take opposing defenders off the bounce or use his physical frame to shield them as he gets to the cup at will. Luka can also finish through contact or stop on a dime for a jumper.

The Mavs might be legitimate contenders in the Western Conference. They lead the NBA in offensive rating and have been competent enough on the defensive side, and that is despite the somewhat shaky start from Kristaps Porzingis.

Doncic has been a joy to watch this season, and he is making NBA history in the process.