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Luka Doncić rules again | Summary of the week
Luka Doncić was a major contributor to Dallas Mavericks' away victory over Minnesota Timberwolves 119:115. This is another great performance of 19-year-old Slovenian who is one of the biggest surprises this season. source Two days earlier, Doncić threw 30 points against Phoenix Suns. This time he won 29, including an important "three" in less than 23 seconds before the end of the match, thanks to which Mavericks took the lead 117:115. Playing the first season in the NBA, Slovenian has a chance to go down in history - if he is selected to the starting five of the Star Game he will be the sixth rookie and the first in this role from 2013. He would also be the first European and second basketball player from outside the US "first year" who would start the meeting in the main five of the Star Game. After the first announcement of the voting results, the fans take a sensational second place among frontcourts in the Western Conference (after LeBron James from the Los Angeles Lakers). The NBA All-Star match and its accompanying events will take place this year in Charlotte, North Carolina, on February 15-17. source Summary of the weekDespite the great attitude of Doncić, Mavericks are not doing their best. With 20 wins and 22 defeats, they occupy the 11th place in the Western Conference. Timberwolves have the same balance. After Le Bron's departure to the Lakers, the last year finalists, Cavaliers can not yet recover. This time the team from Cleveland lost the away game with Houston Rockets 113:141. The hero of the hosts was James Harden, who for the third time this season scored triple-double with at least 40-point achievements. He scored 43 points, had 10 rebounds and 12 assists. Cavaliers lost 12th game in a row and with a balance of eight wins and 35 defeats are the worst in the league. Rockets won the 24th meeting and are heading to play off.Much better than the Cavaliers are defending title the Golden State Warriors, who beat Chicago Bulls 146:109. At the beginning of the meeting they took the lead after three "threes" shot by Klay Thompson. In the entire match he scored 30 points, being the most effective player of his team. Stephen Curry added 28 points and Kevin Durant 22. The Warriors occupy the second place in the Western Conference. Los Angeles Clippers lost to the Detroit Pistons 104:109. Blake Griffin, who started his career and used to play for many years in the LA Clippers team, scored 44 points. With a balance of 24 wins and 18 defeats, Los Angeles Clippers occupy the sixth place in the Western Conference. The next LAC match will play from Monday to Tuesday against New Orleans Pelicans.