Mavericks’ Luka Doncic named NBA Western Conference player of the week

After a historic week, Mavericks star Luka Doncic was named the Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday. It’s the second straight week Doncic has earned conference player of the week honors.

Doncic, 23, led the Mavericks to a 3-0 record during the week while averaging 48.7 points, 13 rebounds and 10.7 assists.

His most memorable performance came in a win over the New York Knicks on Tuesday when he scored a career-high 60 points to go along with 21 rebounds and 12 assists in an improbable comeback win. He became the first player in NBA history to record a 60-point, 20-rebound triple-double.

During the game against New York, Doncic helped the Mavs erase a nine-point deficit in the final 27 seconds of regulation. His game-tying basket off an intentionally-missed free throw sent the game to overtime where the Mavs were victorious.

Doncic posted a 35-point, 12-rebound, 13-assist triple-double in the Mavs’ win over the Rockets on Thursday. He finished the week, and 2022, with a 51-point game in a win over the Spurs on New Year’s Eve.

Doncic’s former teammate, Wizards center Kristaps Porzingis, was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. He averaged 24.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks and led Washington to a 4-0 record.

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