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Stats Rundown: 3 numbers from the Mavericks blowout against the Jazz

Dallas dominated a depleted Utah team

NBA: Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Mavericks absolutely crushed the Utah Jazz Wednesday night, putting up an impressive 50-point margin of victory and breaking a two-game losing skid in the most emphatic way.

Just about every Mavericks player that got into the game did something cool and/or fun. Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving led the way, but the role players did their part against a team the Mavericks were supposed to beat. The Jazz were already a poor team at full strength and they were missing key pieces.

Even better was the Mavericks didn’t play with their food. Dallas dropped 40 in the first quarter, established a double-digit lead early, and cruised from there. The only thing left in question for most of the night was how high the margin of victory was going to end up at.

Let’s get to the numbers.

1: Number of players that have a 25-point triple double in a half of NBA basketball

That one player would of course be Luka Doncic, who had 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in the first half. Since tracking became available for this in 1997, Doncic is the only player to reach those benchmarks in a single half of basketball.

It was a sublime performance from Doncic, who toyed with Jazz defenders all over the floor. After the Thunder tried to double Doncic often on Saturday, the Jazz mostly played combinations of drop and switch coverage, and Doncic blitzed every mismatch he came across.

Doncic finished with 40 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists, and he did it all without playing the entire fourth quarter. Is it too soon to ask if the Doncic family wants to have another baby?

22: Made three pointers by the Mavericks

Dallas has been in a bit of a shooting slump lately, shooting under 35 percent from three as a team for the last week or so. The Mavericks busted that slump big time against the Jazz, making 22-of-49 (45 percent) from deep.

Doncic did most of the damage, going 6-of-12, but it was good to see Kyrie Irving drop a 4-of-7 shooting line from distance, as Irving has struggled a bit with his three point shot this season. From there it was mostly role players chipping in — Hardaway made four, Seth Curry and Jaden Hardy each made two, and then a few others made one. It was a decently balanced night for the Mavericks despite Doncic’s scoring explosion, as six Mavericks reached double figures.

5: Combined turnovers for the Mavericks three main ball handlers

The trio of Doncic, Irving, and Dante Exum combined for just five turnovers, while racking up 22 assists. That’s a damn good ratio from the Mavericks three active ball handlers in the starting lineup.

Exum in particular had a splendid game with seven assists and zero turnovers. He was great as a secondary option off of Doncic and Irving actions, attacking closeouts hard and working with the extra space Doncic and Irving granted him.