The exploits of Luka Doncic they are already everyday and their referents, increasingly exclusive. The 21 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists with which he worked decisively for the victory of Dallas against New Orleans (122-119) left him only a rebound to become the first rookie to achieve a triple double. The only top mark of a 'rookie' was obtained Lebron James in December of 2004 in a party, also before New Orleans, in which it added 22 points, 14 attendances and nine bounces. He was 19 years old, the same age as Doncic now. "It's great, because you all know that LeBron is my idol," said Doncic. The Slovenian base-guard scored the last three points of the game from the free throw line, two with 30 seconds remaining and the other with 12. Anthony Davis missed the triple that would have forced the extension and Doncic captured the defensive rebound that closed the duel.
The game was round for the Mavericks who broke a five-game losing streak and celebrated Another historical record of Dirk Nowitzki. The German player, in his 21ª season, surpassed to Karl Malone and with 1,477 parties is the fourth in the list of which they have disputed more in the history of the competition only surpassed by Robert Parish (1.611), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,560) and John Stockton (1,504). Nowitzki, who plays his first games after an injury that took him many months off, added seven points in 12 minutes. Next to Doncic stood out DeAndre Jordan with 20 points and 12 rebounds, JJ Barea, with 18 points and seven assists, and Barnes and Harris, with 16 points each. The Pelicans forced the most with 32 points and 18 rebounds from Anthony Davis, 25 points from Jrue Holiday and 23 from Julius Randle. Nikola Mirotic is still injured and was unable to play.
Juancho Hernangómez he achieved the best numbers since his NBA career began in 2016. The Spanish power forward scored 27 points and 13 rebounds during the 36 minutes he played in the game that Denver lost in San Antonio (111-103). The Nuggets lost the lead in the Western Conference, although, with 21 wins and 11 defeats, they are practically matched with Golden State, who come to occupy the first place, with 23 wins and 12 defeats. Along with Juancho, Michael Beasley stood out with 22 points. The Nuggets blamed the poor performance of his figure, Nikola Jokic, who could only score four points. The Spurs based their triumph on the performances of DeRozan, with 30 points and seven rebounds, and LaMarcus Aldridge, with 27 points.
Memphis beat Cleveland (95-87) with a very complete work of Marc Gasol, author of 20 points, nine rebounds, six assists and four blocks. Mike Conley and Kyle Anderson added 15 points each.
Toronto won in Miami (104-106) and maintains a great lead as leader of the East. Kawhi Leonard he was the best with 30 points and eight rebounds and Danny Green contributed 18 points, while Serge Ibaka He scored six points, three rebounds and four assists.
Brooklyn maintains a spectacular performance this season and overtook Charlotte (134-132) after an extension. Spencer Dinwiddie was the player of the game with 37 points and 11 assists, well helped by Joe Harris, with 27 points and six rebounds. The Hornets had 35 points, six rebounds and five assists from Kemba Walker and 31 points from Jeremy Lamb. Willy Hernangómez He contributed seven points, 11 rebounds and two assists in 14 minutes.