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Luka Doncic ties career-high with 35 points in Dallas Mavericks' win over Cleveland Cavaliers

Luka Doncic
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Luka Doncic put on a show in Cleveland, tying his career-high with 35 points to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 111-98 win over the Cavaliers.

Doncic, who added 11 rebounds and six assists, had the hot hand early, scoring 18 points in the first quarter, connecting on 4-of-5 from the three-point line, including this nasty stepback....one of many on the night.

He added 10 points in the second quarter to cap off a scorching 28-point first half as Dallas took a 58-55 lead into half-time.

In the aftermath of the Kristaps Porzingis x Dennis Smith Jr. trade, Dallas played a short rotation and Ryan Broekhoff took advantage of the opportunity with a blistering first half.

The Australian sharp-shooter scored 12 points in the opening 24 minutes, all coming from downtown.

The Mavs were on fire from deep all game, connecting on 16-of-39 attempts, while it was the exact opposite for the Cavs, who managed just 4-of-23 from three.

Harrison Barnes took over down the stretch, burying three triples in the fourth quarter to ice the game, finishing with 17 points.

Jordan Clarkson led the Cavaliers with 19 points, while Larry Nance Jr recorded an 11-point, 12-rebound double double.

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