Luka Doncic showcased his brilliance with 40 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in just three periods, leading the Dallas Mavericks (12-8) to a resounding 147-97 victory over the Utah Jazz (7-14) on Wednesday night.
Doncic’s stellar performance included the first first-half triple-double of his career, surpassing Larry Bird for ninth place on the all-time list with his 60th career triple-double.
Kyrie Irving added 26 points for the Mavericks, contributing to a victory that ended their two-game skid.
The American Airlines Center crowd erupted in cheers as they witnessed the first 25-point first-half triple-double in NBA history.
Dallas dominated from beyond the arc, hitting 22 of 49 attempts. The Jazz, struggling without key players Lauri Markkanen and Jordan Clarkson, endured their second-worst franchise loss, trailing only a 56-point defeat in 1979.