Doncic delivers another triple-double as Mavs rout Warriors
LOS ANGELES, USA – Luka Doncic posted his league-leading seventh triple-double of the season en route to a 35-point performance as the Dallas Mavericks trounced the Golden State Warriors, 142-94, on Wednesday, November 21 (Thursday, November 22, Philippine time).
The 20-year-old Slovenian scored 35 points in just 26 minutes of playing time and he finished with 11 assists and 10 rebounds in front of a crowd of 19,500 at the American Airlines Center.
"He's doing his thing, knocking down threes, drawing fouls. He took it to us," said Warriors coach Steve Kerr of Doncic.
Doncic scored 33 of his points in the opening half en route to his second consecutive triple-double. He was coming off a career-best 42-point performance in a triple-double Monday against San Antonio.
Tim Hardaway Jr finished with 20 points and went 4-for-4 from beyond the arc for the Mavs, who posted their third straight win to start a four-game homestand.
Rookie Eric Paschall led Golden State with 22 points.
Elsewhere, Fred VanVleet scored 24 points and added 7 assists, and the Toronto Raptors improved to 6-0 at home this season with a 113-97 win over the Orlando Magic.
It was the second win for the Raptors against the Magic this season.
Terence Davis had a career-best 19 points and Pascal Siakam tallied 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors who shot 52% from the floor.
Norman Powell added 15 points and Chris Boucher delivered 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Centre Nikola Vucevic and forward Aaron Gordon left the game with sprained ankles in the first half and did not return. – Rappler.com