NBA 2018-19: 3 Talking points from Dallas Maverick's win over the Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets v Dallas Mavericks
Houston Rockets v Dallas Mavericks

#1 This kid is special

Luka Doncic
Luka Doncic

Last week, Jaren Jackson Jr dropped a career-high 36 points to rally Memphis over Brooklyn. Yesterday, Wendell Carter Jr blocked a Russell Westbrook dunk attempt near the rim in a straight up challenge. This year's rookie class has no limits. However, Doncic made a statement for the ROY award.

11-0. Doncic's fourth-quarter scoring run to give Dallas a three-point lead. For the most part of the game, it would have seemed that the performance during a timeout may have been mistimed.

Doncic proceeded to go 1 of 9 for the first half and 3 of 13 overall before first drilling a corner three, making a contested three-pointer over Capela's outstretched reach, making a two point floater after bodying P.J. Tucker in the paint and then a remarkably clutch step back three that is the longest run ever by a rookie since Kyrie in 2012. Despite his cold shooting performance, a clutch run like that proves what an otherworldly talent he is.

Doncic came into the league with a lot of potential and doubts. And these sort of performances have become the norm rather than the exception, as Dallas gets ready to give Dirk a playoff berth in what will likely be his last season.

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