Published: Mon, December 02, 2019
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Doncic leads as Mavericks ends Lakers' winning streak

Doncic leads as Mavericks ends Lakers' winning streak

James helped the Lakers battle back to retake the lead, but it would not last long as the two teams traded it on several occasions.

Adding one more spectacular game to a November full of them, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic provided more evidence that he's quickly emerging as one of the best players in the National Basketball Association. The Mavericks improved to 12-6, which is their best start since they won an National Basketball Association title in the 2010-11 season.

After their 114-100 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic shared his thoughts on facing his idol LeBron James for the second time this season. The Mavericks also got double-digit contributions from Kristaps Porzingis, Dwight Powell, Delon Wright and Justin Jackson. Frustrated by the officiating, the Lakers stagnated on both ends of the court.

The Mavericks responded with an 8-0 run to cut into the Lakers lead, but Anthony Davis feasted at the basket as Dallas had no answer for his size and length.

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.

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.

The Dallas Mavericks' rising star averaged a 30-point triple-double throughout November, capping the month with a 42-point showing against the Phoenix Suns on Friday. The Lakers knew this smooth-sailing season would get rough soon enough. The Lakers had their worst day of the young season - or at least their worst quarter while Dallas outscored them 35-17. But the bulk of his damage came in the game-turning third quarter.

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