The NBA selected Luka Doncic the Western Conference Player of the Month for February in a statement released Thursday. This will be Doncic’s second Player of the Month honor. He will join Dirk Nowitzki as one of the only players in team history to win multiple awards February is a month of birthday festivities for the Dallas Mavericks’ own. It also marks the beginning of another significant title, Player of the Month.
Doncic dominated the month of February as the Mavericks picked up wins after a poor start to the season by his standards. In February, Dallas went 7-3, with Doncic averaging 34.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 8.8 assists per game. He achieved so with a 45.7 percent field-goal percentage. Including 41.2 percent from three.
Doncic joins Dirk Nowitzki, who won the accolade six times throughout his storied career. As the second Maverick to win it many times. With 34.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 8.8 assists, and 1.1 steal in 37.1 minutes, Doncic (6-7, 230) led the Mavericks to a 7-3 month.
Luka Doncic was up against Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies, who had a similar statistical outburst while leading a resurgent Grizzlies club. Doncic and Morant had relatively similar statistics, with Doncic slightly outscoring Morant in points, rebounds, and assists per game.
The guard scored 30-plus points in seven of the Mavericks’ ten games against the Los Angeles Clippers in February, including a career-high 51 points in a 112-105 victory.
The three-time All-Star had consecutive triple-doubles in Dallas’ victory over Philadelphia on February 4 (33 points, 13 rebounds, 15 assists) and Atlanta on February 6 (18 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists). It gave him 45 career triple-doubles. In the final four games leading up to the All-Star break, the Ljubljana, Slovenia native scored 45 points three times. He joined Stephen Curry as the only player in 2021-22 with three 45-point performances.
Doncic, who turned 23 on February 28, scored 199 points in five games from February 8 to February 17. Shattering his own franchise record of 186 points in a five-game span. Despite missing 15 games this season, he is second in the league with 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists per game. Dallas is currently in the fifth position in the Western Conference, 12 games above.500 on the season (37-25).