Rick Carlisle: Luka Doncic ‘Having One of Those Magical Runs’

by November 19, 2019

Luka Doncic poured in a career-high 42 points Monday night, adding 12 assists and 11 rebounds, leading Dallas past the visiting San Antonio Spurs 117-110.

“He’s having one of those magical runs right now,” Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle told reporters.

The 20-year-old guard joined LeBron James as the youngest players in NBA history to register a 40-point triple-double.

Per The Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

“He was phenomenal all night long,” Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said.

“It’s not surprising to me. This guy can do anything he wants to on a basketball court. He’s having one of those magical runs right now. it’s a phenomenal thing to watch, it’s a phenomenal thing to be a part of. We’re all just kind of along for the ride here.”

Doncic scored 17 in the first quarter (the second most in his career) and drilled a step-back 3-pointer with 26 seconds remaining to give the Mavs a five-point lead.

“He’s a hell of a player,” the Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan said. “Got to give him credit. He’s special for a reason.”

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