Luka Doncic joins LeBron James, Kevin Durant in exclusive club during Christmas masterclass vs Suns

Luka Doncic, since his arrival in the NBA, has been nothing short of phenomenal. His on-court magic has captivated fans and analysts alike, drawing comparisons to some of the game’s greatest players. And it’s no surprise, given his recent purple patch.

During a recent Christmas masterclass against the Suns, Doncic solidified his place among the elite, joining the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant. While his incredible playmaking, scoring prowess, and basketball IQ have proven that he is already a force to be reckoned with, it seems he is far from achieving what everyone has labeled he has already achieved.

Luka Doncic hits milestone at remarkable speed

Luka Doncic has officially cemented his place among the NBA elite, joining the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant in an exclusive club after a remarkable Christmas masterclass against the Phoenix Suns.

Doncic’s performance was nothing short of extraordinary, as he hit a milestone at a remarkable speed. Prior to the matchup, he was just 11 points away from reaching the coveted 10,000 points mark. And when he drained a deep three-pointer to force a Phoenix timeout, Doncic not only secured his place on the all-time statistics leaderboards but also became one of the youngest players in league history to achieve such a feat.

During the game, Doncic continued to torment the Suns, displaying his dominance on the court. He recorded a staggering 50 points, along with 15 assists, six rebounds, four steals, and three blocks, leading the Mavericks to a decisive 128-114 victory. The young Slovenian sensation also tied a Christmas record by hitting eight 3-pointers and maintained his efficiency by going perfect at the free-throw line and shooting 12-for-25 from the field.

This remarkable performance marked Doncic’s sixth 50-point game of his career, making him only the fourth player in NBA history to achieve such a feat on Christmas Day. What’s even more astonishing is that Doncic reached the 10,000 points mark in just 358 games, the fewest among all active players. Even LeBron James, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, needed 368 games to achieve the same milestone.

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With every game, Luka Doncic’s impact on the court has been undeniable, and even during their recent game, he was electric.

Doncic 50-point masterclass powers Mavs over Suns

In a clash between the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns on Christmas Day, Luka Doncic put on a show for the ages, scoring 50 points and dishing out 15 assists to lead the Mavs to a resounding 128-114 victory. This incredible performance by Doncic marked the fourth 50-point game in NBA Christmas Day history, joining the ranks of basketball legends Bernard King, Wilt Chamberlain, and Rick Barry.

Luka Doncic’s heroics came at a crucial time for the Mavericks, who improved their record to 18-12 for the season, while the Suns fell to 14-15. Despite constant double-teaming and extra attention from the Suns’ defense, Doncic stayed relentless, using his six-foot-eight frame to power through and dish out brilliant assists.

As the game reached its climax, Doncic took matters into his own hands, knocking down multiple step-back three-pointers to give the Mavericks a much-needed edge. This push from their star player came at a time when other role players struggled to find their rhythm.

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With this victory, the Mavericks now sit atop the Southwest Division with an impressive record. And as for Luka Doncic, his 50-point masterclass will surely go down as one of the most memorable performances in recent NBA history, cementing his status as one of the game’s brightest stars.

Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is an NBA writer at SportsKnot. His foray into basketball scriptwriting started in 2020, when he was enthralled by the Los Angeles Lakers' NBA championship victory. His previous experience was limited to dribbling and dunking as a neighborhood kid. His insightful writings show how much he loves the sport. His writing goes beyond numbers and scores, giving readers a unique viewpoint on the players, teams, and events that define the basketball scene. Whether you're a die-hard fan or a casual observer, Sami's work is essential for anybody trying to expand their knowledge and love of the NBA.


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