Luka Doncic scored 22 of his game-high 35 points in the first quarter Wednesday night as the host Dallas Mavericks made quick work of the injury-riddled Golden State Warriors in a 142-94 thrashing.
Doncic ran up his 35 points in only 26 minutes, hanging around just long enough to record a second straight triple-double with a game-high-tying 10 rebounds and a game-high 11 assists.
According to ESPN, the 25:30 total that Doncic played was the least court time for a player in a 30-point triple-double in NBA history.
Tim Hardaway Jr. went 4-for-4 from 3-point range on a 20-point night against his dad’s former team, and the Mavericks shot 22-for-38 (57.9 percent) on 3s en route to their third straight win during a four-game homestand featuring the last six NBA champions.
Rookie Eric Paschall led Golden State with 22 points.
Coming off a career-best, 42-point performance in a triple-double Monday against San Antonio, Doncic made five 3-pointers in the first quarter, helping the Mavericks take 8-0, 26-7 and 39-12 leads.
His 22-point period provided half of Dallas’ scoring en route to a 44-16 advantage after one quarter.
The Mavericks, who already had beaten the reigning champion Toronto Raptors on the homestand, went on to lead by as many as 39 in the second quarter, relegating the second half to bench-clearing.
Doncic shot 11-for-18 from the field and Hardaway went 6-for-7, helping Dallas shoot 57.3 percent overall for the game.
Jalen Brunson, who made all six of his shots, added 15 points for the Mavericks. Kristaps Porzingis had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Courtney Lee turned four 3-pointers into 12 points, and Boban Marjanovic chipped in with 10 points for Dallas, which will complete the homestand Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Paschall, a second-round pick who has been one of the NBA’s top-scoring rookies this season, had a team-high seven rebounds for the Warriors, who suited up only eight players.
Golden State, the league’s losingest team, had nine in uniform Tuesday night for a rare win at the Memphis Grizzlies but lost Draymond Green to a sore right heel.
Ky Bowman had 16 points, while Alec Burks, Omari Spellman, Marquese Chriss and Jordan Poole put up 11 apiece for Golden State, which has lost eight of its last nine games.
–Field Level Media