Luka Dončić named First Team All-NBA

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Luka Dončić has been named First Team All-NBA for the 2021-22 season.

Dončić joins Devin Booker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jayson Tatum and Nikola Jokić. It is Luka’s third First-Team All-NBA selection in his young career, joining Larry Bird, George Gervin and Tim Duncan as the only players to earn three-or-more All-NBA honors within their first four seasons since the ABA/NBA merger (1976-77).

Dončić finished the 2021-22 season averaging team highs of 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, 8.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 35.4 minutes in 65 games (all starts). Among NBA leaders, Dončić ranked third in scoring, fifth in assists and 19th in rebounds. He finished in the top 25 in all three categories for the third year in a row. Dončić was named Western Conference Player of the Month for February and selected to his third NBA All-Star appearance. He helped the Dallas Mavericks capture the fourth seed in the Western Conference.

“It’s a blessing. As a kid all I dreamed about was being in the NBA. It’s my third now so I’m really happy and thankful for everyone who made it happen.” Luka Dončić on being named First Team All-NBA.

2021-22 First Team All-NBA

Luka Dončić, Devin Booker, Jayson Tatum, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokić.

2021-22 Second Team All-NBA

Steph Curry, Ja Morant, DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Durant and Joel Embiid.

2021-22 Third Team All-NBA

Chris Paul, Trae Young, LeBron James, Pascal Siakam and Karl-Anthony Towns.

Dallas Mavericks All-NBA History

Luka Dončić has passed Steve Nash for the second most All-NBA selections in Dallas Mavericks franchise history (3). He has some catching up to do if he wants to surpass Dirk Nowitzki.

First Team All-NBA

  • Luka Dončić: 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22.
  • Dirk Nowitzki: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09.

Second Team All-NBA

  • Dirk Nowitzki: 2001-02, 2002-03, 2007-08, 2009-10, 2010-11.

Third Team All-NBA

  • Dirk Nowitzki: 2000-01, 2003-04, 2011-12.
  • Steve Nash: 2001-02, 2002-03.

Luka Dončić Season Stats

Luka Dončić is the only player in the NBA to average 27+ PPG, 9+ RPG and 8+ APG in the 2021-22 season.

Dončić led the Mavericks in points, rebounds and assists in the same game 34 times in 2021-22 – including each of the last 5 regular season games – after doing so in 58 games over the course of his first three seasons. Dončić led the Mavericks in all three categories in over half of the games he appeared in this season (34 of 65, 52.3%). Prior to Dončić, the previous single-season mark was nine such games by Dirk Nowitzki in his MVP season (2006-07). Dončić has already earned the franchise record for most times leading the Mavericks in points, rebounds and assists. He has led Dallas in points, rebounds and assists in the same game 91 times in his career (including ties), and his performance in Houston last season (1/4/21) took the franchise lead over Dirk Nowitzki (38 times) – who played in 1,522 games with Dallas over his 21-year career. Dončić broke the franchise record in his 139th career game.

Dončić tallied 25+ points in 29 of his final 36 games in 2021-22, including 30+ points 23 times in that span. He averaged 31.5 points (.476 FG, .396 3FG), 9.5 rebounds and 8.7 assists over his final 36 games (1/19-4/10/22). Dončić finished the 2021-22 season averaging team highs of 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, 8.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 35.4 minutes in 65 games (all starts). He averaged at least 28.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game for the second time in the last three years (28.8 ppg, 9.4 rpg and 8.8 apg in 2019-20) and now has two of the seven such seasons in NBA history (Oscar Robertson, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63 and 1963-64 and Russell Westbrook, 2016-17, have recorded the other 5).

Dončić scored 30+ points in a career-high five consecutive games (32 vs. UTA 3/27/22, 34 vs. LAL 3/29/22, 35 at CLE 3/30/22, 36 at WAS 4/1/22, 32 at MIL 4/3/22), topping his previous high of four straight 30-point efforts (4 times: 11/18-11/24/19, 12/31/19-1/6/20, 1/29-2/4/22 and 3/3-3/11/22). Dončić joined Mark Aguirre (6 games, 1/8-1/18/83; 5 games, 11/30-12/7/83) as the only Mavericks in team history to record five-or-more consecutive 30-point efforts. Over those five games, Dončić averaged 33.8 points (.500 FG, .419 3FG, .841 FT), 9.2 rebounds and 10.2 assists. He increased his scoring
output in each of the first four games during the five-game run, becoming the first player in franchise history to record four straight 30-point outings while increasing his scoring total in all four games. He also joined LeBron James (4 games, 12/19-12/25/21) and Donovan Mitchell (4 games, 11/29-12/8/21) as the only players to accomplish the feat this season. Dončić saw his 30-point streak snapped when he finished with 26 points at DET (4/6/22).

Career-High in Points

Luka Dončić poured in a career-high 51 points (17-26 FG, 7-14 3FG, 10-14 FT), including 28 (10-13 FG, 7-10 3FG) in the first quarter, to go along with 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal and 1 block in just 39:48 vs. LAC (2/10/22). It tied the franchise record for the most points in a regulation-length game (Dirk Nowitzki, 51, vs. GSW 3/23/06) and was only the fifth 50-point game in Mavericks history. Dončić’s 39:48 were the fewest minutes logged in a 50-point effort in team history (previous: 40:50, by Nowitzki vs. GSW 3/23/06).

Triple-Doubles

Luka Dončić has a franchise-best 46 triple-doubles, which are already more than every other current and former Maverick combined (40). Dončić recorded 11 triple-doubles in 2021-22, finished third behind Dejounte Murray and Nikola Jokić. He also has the most triple-doubles in NBA history before turning 23 years old (45).

MVP Voting

Luka Dončić made First Team All-NBA last season and improved his PPG, APG, RPG, 3PT%, FT%, SPG, defense and win %. He was fifth in MVP voting for the 2021-22 season

Nikola Jokić – 875 total points
Joel Embiid – 706 total points
Giannis Antetokounmpo – 595 total points
Devin Booker – 216 total points
Luka Dončić – 146 total points

“I want to win a championship” Luka Dončić on being 5th in MVP voting.



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