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NBA: Luka Doncic sets new record in Dallas Mavericks win at Detroit Pistons

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Luka Doncic became the first NBA player to record six consecutive 30-point triple-doubles as the Dallas Mavericks won 142-124 at the Detroit Pistons.

Russell Westbrook’s mark of five in a row from 2017 was beaten by Doncic as the Slovenian, 25, delivered 39 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds on Saturday.

He also extended his own record with a fifth straight 35-point triple-double.

“That just shows what level he’s playing on right now,” said Mavericks coach Jason Kidd.

Kyrie Irving added 21 points for Dallas, who pulled away in the second half to claim their second straight win after a three-game losing streak.

Dallas now have a 36-28 record behind just the New Orleans Pelicans (38-25) in the Western Conference Southwest division.

The Denver Nuggets had their highest ever half-time lead of 78-44 before closing out a 142-121 win at home to the Utah Jazz.

The Nuggets, who beat Eastern Conference leaders the Boston Celtics last time out, led by as many as 39 points in the first half before Utah rallied to get within 14, scoring as many points in the third quarter as they did in the first half.

Jamal Murray tied his season-high with 37 points for Denver and two-time Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic added 26 as the defending champions improved to 44-20, moving into a tie with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the second seed in the Western Conference behind the Oklahoma City Thunder (44-19).

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