The NBA named Dallas Mavericks star guard Luka Doncic the Western Conference Player of the week for the week of January 4 through January 10. This is the second time in his career that he has been named player of the week.
In three games, all Mavericks victories, Doncic posted averages of 30.3 points, 12 rebounds, and 11.3 assists. Doncic posted triple-doubles in two of the three games. He came within one rebound of recording another in the other game.
Dallas grabbed wins against the Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, and Orlando Magic during the week. Against the Rockets, Doncic tallied 33 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 assists. The 30-point triple-double was the first of the season for any player. The game also marked the 39th time he led the team in points, rebounds, and assists, passing Dirk Nowitzki’s previous record of 38. He also recorded his 1,000th assist against Houston.
In Denver, Doncic posted 38 points, nine rebounds, and 13 assists. He also recorded a career-high five steals.
Back home against the Magic, he had 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. It was the 25th time in his career that the recorded a 20-point triple-double, passing Elgin Baylor (24) on the all-time record list of 20-point triple-doubles. Doncic is now in 12th place.
Doncic joins Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Michael Finley, Mark Aguirre, and Josh Howard as the only Mavericks to win Player of the Week honors multiple times.