“Luka Doncic is now tied for the most 45-point games in Mavericks history!”: The Slovenian MVP shatters numerous records with his jaw-dropping 49/15 double-double performance vs the Pels

Luka Doncic goes off for a 49-point, 15-rebound, and 8-assist near triple-double leading the Mavs to grab a huge 125-118 against the Pelicans.

After having a rather silent start to this current campaign, Luka Doncic has been on a tear later. The Mavericks guard is playing some of the best basketball this season and has elevated his game to a different level altogether this past week. The Slovenian youngster recorded a career-high 51 points against the Clippers, followed that performance with a huge 45-point outing, and then recorded a modest 21-point double-double in a win over the Heat. And tonight, against the Pelicans, Doncic exploded for yet another unreal performance.

In the 38:02 minutes Luka was on the floor, he went on to record 49 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 assists, on an impressive 48.6% FG and 50% 3FG. The 3-time All-Star’s production against NOLA helped the Mavs to grab their 6th win in the past 7 games as they enter the All-Star break.

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Luka Doncic breaks several records with his 49-point outing

With the 4th 45-point game of his career (third in the past four games), Doncic has now surpassed Dirk Nowitzki to tie Mark Aguirre’s Mavs record. And the only other player with 45-point games this season is Stephen Curry.

The 22-year-old also becomes only the 4th player in history with multiple 45-point, 15-rebound, 5-assist games in a calendar month. The last person to achieve the same was Wilt Chamberlain in January 1966.

Recording 25-7-5 at the end of the first two quarters, Luka now has 15 games with 20-5-5 halves over the last 3 seasons. That list is followed by the likes of James Harden (10), Russell Westbrook (9), Giannis Antetokounmpo (7), and Nikola Jokic (6).

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Doncic has been on fire this month. Over the past 10 games, Doncic has led the Mavs to a 7-3 record, while posting 35.4 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 9.8 assists.

Doncic, who was ranked #6 in the latest MVP ladder, will definitely be moving up a few spots after his record-breaking performances lately.



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