Luka Doncic registered a new triple-double in the victory of his Dallas over Denver, at the American Airlines Center, with a convincing 127:99.
Denver arrived in Texas without Nikola Jokic, Aaron Gordon and Jamal Murray, which is certainly a huge handicap, and it was reflected in the final result.
The Dallas Mavericks, led by this season’s phenomenal Luka Doncic, already had a +20 difference at the start of the second half, when they took a 75:55 lead with a Dinwiddie’s basket.
Even then, the question of the winner was resolved, but Dallas had no mercy, so they further increased their advantage until the end and celebrated with a final score of 127:99.
Luka Doncic reached the jubilee 50th triple-double performance in his NBA career. In last night’s match, he recorded 33 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, along with 1 steal. Chris Wood had a ‘season high’ game off the bench, adding 28 points, along with 8 rebounds and an assist.
Brown and Caldwell-Pope stood out in the gray of the Nuggets with 18 points each, Hyland added a point less, and Jeff Green with 12 and Porter with 10 points were also in double figures.
Both teams now have 9 wins and 6 losses and are in 5th and 6th place in the Western Conference. In the next round, these two teams will meet again.