Mavs phenom Luka Doncic replicates Stephen Curry’s rookie feat
The Dallas Mavericks may have lost to the Golden State Warriors 119-114, but their super rookie had another impressive outing. Luka Doncic scored 26 points on 8-of-18 shooting from the field including five triples while grabbing six boards and dishing out five helpers in the defeat. But the Mavs phenom was able to accomplish something that hasn’t been done since Stephen Curry did it in 2010.
Luka Doncic has now scored 25+ PTS in 4 straight games.. the last rookie to do that was Stephen Curry in 2010 (5 games). pic.twitter.com/kcPrS4kF4v
— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) January 14, 2019
Doncic, 19, continues to have a remarkable season playing in the NBA for the first time in his professional basketball career. Despite being one of the youngest freshmen this year, Luka has played like a seasoned veteran as he tries to help the Mavs earn a postseason spot this year.
He’s also stood his ground against some of the best players in the league. Luka Doncic’s skillset looks really polished, especially his footwork and playmaking ability, proving that his experience in Europe helped him develop his game.
The Mavs’ 6’7″ guard is also second among Western Conference players who got the highest number of fan votes when the second round of the All-Star voting was released.
Luka Doncic is currently averaging 20.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, and five assists per game while shooting 43 percent from the floor in 42 games for the Mavs.
With the second half of the season officially underway, Doncic doesn’t seem to have any plans of slowing down. The teenage sensation continues to show his potential of becoming one of the best NBA players in the near future.
The Mavs made the right choice of trading for him. So buckle up everyone, the LukaMania is just getting started.