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Luka Doncic torches Hawks for Mavs record 41 points in half





ATLANTA -- Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic scored 41 points in the first half against Atlanta on Friday night to set a franchise record for points in any half.

Doncic scored 23 points in the second quarter after opening with 18 points in the first.

The second-quarter outburst placed Doncic, who averages 33.6 points, on pace to challenge his career high of 60 points.

Doncic shot 17-of-22 from the field in the half, including 6-of-9 from 3-point range.

The Mavericks' previous high mark for points in a half was 34 by Dirk Nowitzki in the second half against Utah on Nov.