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Jokic Vs Lucas!!
Game 2 of a 4-game series between the Nuggets and Mavs. Mavs took game 1, thanks to double digit scoring by 9 out of the 10 players that played, led by Maxi Kleber with 14 points. The Nuggets are 2 games ahead of the Mavs in the standing and coming off a win against the Atlanta Hawks. Luka Doncic had a big night and another triple double with 38 pts, 10 ast and 11 reb for his 11th of the season.
Luka, as a sophomore, is leading the NBA in triple doubles with 11. Is not just stats that he is getting, he is putting the Mavs on the map and there is no limit to what he can do. Luka is only a sophomore, only a sophomore is playing in his prime at 20 years old. It makes sense, we cant forget that Luka has been professional basketball since 2015 and winning ever since.
Luka NBA Stats :
- 29.7 Pts – 3rd
- 9.7 Reb – 17th
- 8.9 Ast – 3rd
Jokic and the Nuggets are 2nd the west with 25-11, 7-3 in their last 10 and 10-7 in away games. The Nuggets are a good team overall and become a great team when Jokic is feeling himself. The key for the Nuggets is balance with 5 players averaging in double digits in scoring and everybody able to contribute on a nightly basis. Also, the Nuggets have potential star of their own, in the making, in Michael Porter Jr.
Porter is being limited and giving the same Markelle Fultz treatment, in terms of being given all the time needed that he needs to recover. Still, even in small samples, Porter is showing flashes of what he can do and how easy he can make it look.
Watching Porter play is a bit concerning because at some point in time the Nuggets will have to choose a player to build around, will it be Jokic, Jamal Murray or is the plan for Porter to be the number 1 in the future. Since, in theory the Murray + Jokic is not working because of their lack of playoff/ quality wins.
Pick: Mavs. When Luka is healthy, Mavs are unstoppable.
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