Mavs' Luka Doncic Named Western Conference Player of Week

Western Conference Player of the Week winner Luka Doncic led the Dallas Mavericks to a 3-0 record with impressive averages.
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DALLAS - In the midst of an effort to avoid having to participate in the NBA Play-In Tournament, Luka Doncic's exceptional play has elevated the Dallas Mavericks. 

Due to Doncic's recent play, the NBA named him the Western Conference Player of the Week. He led the Mavericks to a 3-0 record while posing averages of 26 points, 9 rebounds, and 10 assists. Meanwhile, Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. 

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Doncic put together some truly exceptional performance in order to earn this honor. It started during the Mavericks' 127-117 victory over the Detroit Pistons in which he recorded 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists. 

The Mavericks closed the week with consecutive matchups with the Los Angeles Lakers. In the first outing, Doncic finished with 30 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists while leading Dallas to a 115-110 victory in the process.

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Lastly, Doncic was only held to 18 points against the Lakers in the final of the two recent meetings due to receiving many hard double teams. However, he also added 8 rebounds and 13 assists while leading the Mavericks on a 17-point second-half comeback en route to a 108-93 win

Luka Doncic has now been the recipient of one of the NBA's Player of the Week honors three times this season - joining Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic in a three-way tie for the most by any player in 2020-21.

Entering their Monday night matchup with the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center, the Dallas Mavericks hold a 1.5 game lead over the Portland Trail Blazers for the sixth spot in the Western Conference standings. 

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