“Winning MVP’s Locked In”: Luka Doncic Surpassing Michael Jordan to Match Wilt Chamberlain Records Has NBA Twitter Exploding

Published 11/03/2022, 12:33 AM EDT

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The Dallas Mavericks won their fourth game of the season with a win over the Utah Jazz. Once again, it was Luka Doncic who led the way in Mavericks’ close win against Utah. In addition, in pursuit of the fourth win of the season, Luka Magic broke past a 50-year record. Another night with over 30 points tonight put him alongside Wilt Chamberlain as he surpassed a record previously held by just Michael Jordan.

Doncic is arguably the best young talent in the NBA. Last season, he single-handedly paved the way for the Mavericks to reach the Conference Finals. Falling just one step short, he seems to be filled up with hunger this season. So far, Doncic has been dominant in each game of the season. Becoming the Mavericks’ offense on his own, he has truly become a one-man commander of the forces.


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However, his most impressive feat has arguably been his scoring consistency. Scoring over 30 points in all games, he now surpassed Michael Jordan to start the season with seven consecutive games with 30+ points.

Luka Doncic leaves Michael Jordan behind

The Mavericks beat a hot Utah Jazz behind their best player, Doncic. The 23-year-old had a historic night scoring 33 points to go with 5 rebounds and 11 assists. Several stars stepped up in the mighty win for Dallas. However, Doncic’s achievement throughout the season made him just the third player in NBA history to start the season with seven consecutive 30-point games. He is the first player to do so since 1963, surpassing MJ who did it for six games.

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Likewise, the NBA world exploded at Doncic’s historic feat. Many believe Luka Magic has written his name over the MVP trophy this early in the season.


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The Mavericks had trouble starting the game after falling 12 points behind in the first period. However, Luka Doncic and the Mavs didn’t give away easily. A fightback was on the cards for them. Apart from Luka Doncic taking over, Spencer Dinwiddie and Christian Wood had crucial contributions. The former Brooklyn Nets man added 20 points. On the other hand, Wood came off the bench to give Dallas a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

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The Mavericks improved to 4-3 for the season with the 103-100 win against the Jazz. Doncic is undoubtedly playing an at all time elite level. Nothing seems to faze the 23-year-old superstar brewing in Dallas. And the scary part remains, his game only seems to elevate in the playoffs.

Do you think this is the season Luka Magic wins MVP? Let us know your views in the comments below.


Written by:

Anuj Talwalkar


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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.
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Veer Badani