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Stotts Praises Doncic’s Talent After Mavericks’ Win Over Blazers

After witnessing Luka Doncic record 37 points in three quarters, Trail Blazers Head Coach Terry Stotts took a moment to praise the 22-year-old star.

Dallas Mavericks v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images

The Trail Blazers suffered a 40-point loss against the Mavericks on Sunday. In that contest, 22-year-old star Luka Doncic put on a scoring clinic. In just three quarters, Doncic recorded 37 points and missed just one of his nine three-point attempts.

Following the loss, Blazers coach Terry Stotts acknowledged Doncic’s stellar play. The Dallas Morning News contributor Brad Townsend highlighted the comments from Stotts.

“He can do whatever,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said, when asked about 22-year-old Doncic’s potential ceiling. “He can score. He can pass. He makes teammates better.

“And where he goes from here, he could be an all-time great. There’s no question. If he has the longevity of all the other great players, he will go down as one of the all-time greats.”

Doncic, now in his third year, is averaging a career-best 29 points per game. Outside of his scoring, he is averaging 8.4 rebounds and 9.2 assists per game. The Mavericks currently sit in eighth place in the Western Conference standings with a 22-19 overall record.