Doncic scores 40 points as Mavericks thrash Jazz


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Doncic scores 40 points as Mavericks thrash Jazz

NBA: Luka Doncic triple-double helps Dallas Mavericks thrash Utah Jazz

Luka Doncic recorded a first-half triple-double as the Dallas Mavericks cruised to a 147-97 victory against the Utah Jazz.

The Slovenian finished with 40 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, while Kyrie Irving added 29 points for Dallas.

It is the second time in three games that Doncic has reached 40 points and his fourth time overall this season.

Elsewhere, Joel Embiid scored 50 points as the Philadelphia 76ers claimed a narrow win over the Washington Wizards.

The NBA's reigning Most Valuable Player (MVP) had missed the Sixers' past two games with illness, but hit two free throws and a 15-foot jump shot in the final 50 seconds to secure a 131-126 victory.

Stephen Curry helped the Golden State Warriors rally to a 110-106 victory over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers.

Curry scored 31 points, finishing with a three-pointer with 10 seconds remaining.

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