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Luka Doncic had more points, rebounds and assists than Warriors in first quarter

Tom Haberstroh explains why Luka Doncic is excelling on the court at the beginning of his young career.

Luka Doncic keeps doing amazing things.

But he really outdid himself in opening quarter of the Mavericks win over the Warriors last night. The box score after the first quarter:

  • Points: Doncic 22, Warriors 16
  • Rebounds: Doncic 5, Warriors 4
  • Assists: Doncic 5, Warriors 4

Outscoring Golden State? OK. Getting more assists? OK. Doing both? That’s just incredible. Doncic was in total control offensively.

The 6-foot-7 wing out-rebounding the Warriors is especially astounding. Though I suppose if 6-foot Allen Iverson out-rebounded an entire team for a quarter, it’s not that crazy Doncic did, too.

To be fair, this achievement deserves a little context. Warriors who played in the first quarter:

  • Eric Paschall
  • Glenn Robinson III
  • Alec Burks
  • Ky Bowman
  • Willie Cauley-Stein
  • Jordan Poole
  • Omari Spellman
  • Marquese Chriss