Rick Carlisle on Luka Doncic: “He’s a very special player on a special roll”

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Luka Doncic scored 35 points (on 11/18 shooting), grabbed 10 rebounds, tallied three steals and handed out 11 assists in the Dallas Mavericks’ 142-94 home victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.

This season, Doncic is averaging 29.9 points, 10.7 rebounds and 9.4 assists per game.

“Unbelievable. But we were talking about if he can keep this up, and I was like, ‘Yo, if somebody can keep this up, it’s him.’ He plays on the ground. He’s super smart. He’s shooting the ball well. He’s finishing really well. I see him keeping it up.

It’s not hard for him to do this right now. He’s not forcing crazy s—. It’s just coming. That’s why I think he can keep this up. He’s making it look easy,” J.J. Barea said of Doncic, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

The Mavericks are 2nd in the Southwest Division with a 9-5 record.