Luka Doncic's Near Triple-Double Ends Lakers 10-Game Winning Streak

Ross Houston
December 2, 2019

More than a year later, Doncic again entered Staples Center to face a childhood idol, this time as the reigning Rookie of the Year, and sealed a 114-100 win that snapped the James and the Los Angeles Lakers' 10-game winning streak on the Lakers' home court. Both Doncic and James possess that vision and passing that only a few players possess.

Robertson was the first to do it when he recorded averages of 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists during the 1961-62 season.

Tim Hardaway Jr. added 26 points for the Mavericks, but the team's usual second-leading scorer, Kristaps Porzingis, finished with just two points and missed all eight of his shots from the field. It's been a strong start for the Mavs thus far, thanks to the stellar play of the 20-year-old Slovenian.

Doncic also had 11 assists and nine rebounds and finished the month as only the third player in National Basketball Association history - along with Russell Westbrook and Oscar Robertson - to go through an entire month while averaging a triple-double that included at least 30 points per game.

"I remember that day", Doncic said Sunday.

And as will be a theme for the month of December, it's not going to get any easier from here.

Carlisle said before the season that he wasn't sure if Doncic's production would improve considering the team had better players around him.

LeBron James had 25 points, nine rebounds and eight assists as his team dropped to 17-3, while the Mavs moved to 13-6 and remain the most exciting young team of the league thanks to Doncic. You've got to get up. A wild sequence at the end of the quarter led to a pretty Rajon Rondo pass to James for a layup that put the Lakers up three going into the half.

They went a span of four minutes of playing time without scoring a single point - a drought broken by a three-pointer from Alex Caruso. NL MVP Cody Bellinger and Dodgers teammate Kenley Jansen watched the game from courtside.

The Lakers left November as the hottest team in the National Basketball Association.

Vogel stayed with Davis and James to try to mount a comeback, but Doncic continued to carve up Los Angeles' defense.

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