Doncic scored more than 30 points in eight consecutive NBA games.
Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) continued his terrifying offense by scoring more than 30 points in eight consecutive games since the opening of the season.
Doncic took the lead in Dallas’ 111-110 victory by scoring 35 points in the 2022-2023 NBA regular league home game against the Toronto Raptors at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on the 5th (Korea Standard Time).
Doncic, who was selected as the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2019 and was selected as the first team in the best five for the past three consecutive seasons, was ranked No. 1 in the MVP candidate with 48% support in a survey by the heads of clubs ahead of this season.
He has scored more than 30 points in every game this season, starting with 35 points in the opening game against the Phoenix Suns on the 20th of last month. It is already two games that have exceeded 40 points.
He is showing off the dignity of MVP candidates, ranking first in the NBA’s overall scoring rankings with an average of 36 points in the season.
ESPN said Doncic was the first to score more than 30 points in eight consecutive games since the opening of the NBA since Wilt Chamberlain in the 1959-1960 season (8 games) and the 1962-1963 season (23 games).
Dallas, which won three consecutive games with Doncic, who played an all-weather role with 35 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and three steals, ranked sixth in the Western Conference (5 wins and three losses).
In Toronto, O.G. Anunovi fought hard with 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 steals, but had to be satisfied with narrowing the score gap to 96-81 after the 3rd quarter. Toronto, which has lost two consecutive wins, ranked fifth in the Eastern Conference (5 wins and 4 losses).
The Milwaukee Bucks’ opening streak increased to eight games.
Milwaukee beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-102 to keep the Eastern Conference lead by winning eight consecutive games since the start of the season. Milwaukee is the only undefeated team since the opening of the NBA this season.
In addition, Milwaukee broke the club’s record for the most consecutive wins in the opening, surpassing seven consecutive wins in the 2018-2019 and 1971-1972 seasons.
Janis Antetokounmpo achieved a triple double with 26 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists, and Zuru Holiday took the lead in winning with 29 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Minnesota, which has lost three games in a row, finished 11th in the Western Conference (4 wins and 5 losses).
The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers, which own “superstars” Stephen Curry and LeBron James, respectively, continued to suffer sluggishness.
Defending champion Golden State was caught 105-114 by the New Orleans Pelicans while giving Curry, Clay Thompson, and Draymond Green a break, falling into a five-game losing streak and remaining in 12th place (3 wins and 7 losses) in the West.
The Lakers were completely defeated by the Utah Jazz 116-130 on their home turf, and two consecutive wins were suspended after five consecutive losses in the opening. The ranking is 14th out of 15 teams in the Western Conference (2 wins and 6 losses).
Russell Westbrook scored 26 points and 6 assists, Anthony Davis scored 22 points and 8 rebounds, and James scored 17 points and 10 rebounds and 8 assists, but he could not laugh.
Utah, which scored a double double-double by Laurie Makanen (27 points, 13 rebounds) and Mike Conley (15 points, 10 assists), has won three games in the last four games, ranking third in the West (7 wins and 3 losses).