NBA: Luka Doncic reaches 10,000 career points as Dallas Mavericks beat Phoenix Suns

Luka Doncic

Luka Doncic reached a milestone of 10,000 career points as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 128-114 on Christmas Day.

The Slovenian also recorded 50 points, 15 assists and six rebounds, plus eight three-point shots in Phoenix, Arizona.

It was the sixth game in the regular season that Doncic, 24, had scored 50 points.

He told ESPN he was “feeling good” after scoring 10,000 points in 358 games.

Doncic is the joint seventh-fastest player in NBA history to reach the 10,000 target along with Bob McAdoo, while Wilt Chamberlain holds the record of 236 games.

The win for Dallas was the team’s second in a row after losing their previous three games. Phoenix have now lost nine of their past 12 games.

Mavericks’ Derrick Jones Jr added 23 points, Dereck Lively II had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Tim Hardaway Jr scored 18 points.

Also on Monday, rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr recorded career highs with 31 points and 10 rebounds as the Miami Heat secured a 119-113 win against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Bam Adebayo added 26 points and 15 rebounds and Tyler Herro scored 22 points in Miami’s third consecutive victory.