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NBA Notebook: Luka Doncic’s 33rd career triple-double gives Mavericks opening night joy

The Dallas Mavericks began their second round night in the best way possible as a triple double from Luka Doncic gave them a win over San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.

Following the conclusion of the first round of the 2020/21 NBA season and the All-Star break, the second round commenced on Wednesday night, with Mavericks securing their first win.

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The Dallas Mavericks were in eighth place of the Western Conference table with 18-16 and a three game winning streak prior to the conclusion of the first round and continued the run with a 115-104 win over the Spurs.

Luka Doncic was again crucial for the side as he posted 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists to power Mavericks to victory.

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The triple-double on Wednesday night is his 33rd in his young career and is now tied with Bob Cousy for 11th on the all-time triple-doubles list.

Elsewhere the Grizzlies earned a 127-112 victory over the Wizards on the opening night of the second round of the new season.

Wednesday, March 10 NBA Scorers and Leaderboard

Washington 112 -127 Memphis

J. Morant: 21 PTS, 10 AST, 6 REB, 7/14 FG
B. Beal: 21 PTS, 5 AST, 3 REB, 3 STL, 6/22 FG
R. Westbrook: 20 PTS, 10 AST, 5 REB, 3 STL, 10/19 FG

San Antonio 104- 115 Dallas

K. Porzingis: 28 PTS, 14 REB, 11/17 FG
D. DeRozan: 30 PTS, 11 AST, 4 STL, 12/19 FG

The second round matchups continues on Thursday night with Brooklyn Nets taking on the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors also taking the Los Angeles Clippers.

Click on the link to for tonight’s matchups.

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