The Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic lifted his team to a nailbiting 126-125 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, scoring a colossal 51 points to cap off a historic five-game run.
Doncic scored two rebounds and two free throws in the final 4.5 seconds, thereby handing Mavericks a last-minute comeback victory to further solidify their lead over the fifth-placed Sacramento Kings in the Eastern Conference standings.
“It’s incredible,” Mavericks center Christian Wood said in response to Doncic’s dominant performance against the Spurs. “In my seven years in the league, I’ve never seen anybody do what he’s able to do. He’s on an incredible run. He’s playing like an MVP. Clearly one of the best players in the league.”
This is the third time that Doncic has scored 50 points or more in the last three games, including a 60 point haul during the Mavs’ overtime victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. As a result, Doncic becomes the first player in NBA history to 250 points, 50 assists, and 50 rebounds in five consecutive games.
The Mavericks next play the Houston Rockets on Monday night.