Despite their bad start in the season, the Dallas Mavericks seem to find the footing with Luka Doncic offering another MVP-caliber performance.
In the Mavs’ latest win vs. the Pelicans, the superstar from Slovenia went off for a career-high 46 points adding also 12 assists and eight rebounds.
Doncic has been playing in the highest level possible since he called himself and his teammates that they seem to not care about winning games after the back-to-back blowout losses to the Utah Jazz.
Since then, the Mavs lost just three games(two close losses to Phoenix) winning 5 out of the next 8 games including a four-game winning streak in their last four contests.
During those four games, Doncic broke his career-high in points twice scoring 42 and 46 against the Warriors and the Pelicans, respectively.
Doncic getting fired up in the last four games
Dallas improved to 13-14 and got closer to the playoff contention race. The All-Star has been tremendous during those four-games span posting up huge numbers.
He averages 35.5 points, 9.5 assists and 8.3 rebounds per contest. He also shoots a tremendous 50.1-percent from the field and 44.1-percent from deep.
The return of the Kristaps Porzingis in his last season’s standard helped the Mavericks cover their defensive deficiencies with offensive production.
The Mavs are producing 133.4 points per 100 possessions the last four contests with Porzingis on the floor, however Luka Doncic remain the key to the Mavs’ last few games’ resurgence.
Dallas has the second worst DefRtg(130.1 points) and the lowest OffRtg(101.2) when the Slovenian wonder kid is on the bench being on a gargantuan minus-28.1 per 100 possessions during that time.
Dallas will need a better defensive plan in place for the rest of the season as scoring 147 points in every game is not sustainable, however Doncic is certainly trying to keep this Mavs’ team afloat.