Luka Doncic Gets One Step Closer to LeBron James and Kevin Durant in Incredible NBA Records

Published 02/14/2021, 10:53 PM EST
Feb 8, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts after scoring during the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic is elevating his game to another level. Many believe Doncic might even win the glorious MVP trophy this season. However, the Mavs’ slow and inconsistent start to the season remains a headache for the young Slovenian talent.

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Regardless of not getting off to a blazing start to the season, Doncic has been putting up monster numbers day in and day out. He continued his terrific campaign tonight in a 118-121 defeat against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Although the Mavs lost, Luka gave his 100% in the game, scoring 44 points in 36 minutes. Along with this scoring outburst, Luka also had 7 rebounds and 9 assists in the game.

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Luka Doncic continues his hot start to the season

Feb 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) in action during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Following this defeat, the European superstar again entered the NBA history books. He surpassed Carmelo Anthony to claim the third spot on the list of most 30+ points scored by a player before turning 22 years old.

Now, Luka has scored more than 30 points in 46 games, with only LeBron James and Kevin Durant ahead of the young star. Additionally, Doncic has increased his streak of 25+ points scored in a game at age 21 or younger to 14.

Once again, he is only behind LBJ and KD in this elite list.

By now, it’s quite clear that Doncic is on his way to becoming the face of the league as he continues his ascent to the top. However, the one thing he lacks right now is postseason experience. Can he carry the Mavericks to a playoff seed this season?

What’s next for the Dallas Mavericks?

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Feb 12, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) celebrates with forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the second half against the New Orleans Pelicans at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Despite Luka Doncic delivering amazing performances each night, there is only so much a single player can do. The Mavs are currently 13-15 this season and have struggled time and time again to be consistent.

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If the team wants to contend for an NBA title, they need to improve in the second half. Otherwise, they might be set for an early playoff exit like last season. What are your thoughts on Doncic and the Mavs? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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