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Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic's late-game heroics lift Mavericks over Timberwolves

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Luka Doncic (NBA Getty Images)

In the Mavericks' 119-115 win over the Timberwolves Friday night, rookie sensation Luka Doncic finished with 29 points, 12 assists, eight rebounds and two steals.

Like many times already this season, he saved his best for when it mattered most.

The 19-year-old scored seven of his 29 points in the final 90 seconds of the game.

While his driving dunk was possibly the most impressive of the three field goals, his 3-pointer with 22.9 seconds remaining put the Mavs ahead for good.

MORE: Doncic receiving unprecedented All-Star love

Doncic continues to thrive in the clutch - with the score is within five points with less than five minutes remaining in regulation, the rookie is shooting 58.8 percent from the field and 46.7 from deep. Friday night, Doncic was 4-for-6 from the field (66.7 percent) in the final five minutes, sinking his lone 3-point attempt.

The win is especially important for the Mavs (20-22) as they try to remain in the Western Conference playoff picture. With the win in Minnesota, Dallas earns just its fourth road win of the season in 22 tries.

MORE: Are the Mavs this year's Jazz?

The Mavericks take the floor again Sunday when they return home to host the defending-champion Warriors. Dallas is 1-1 against Golden State this season, with both games being decided by four points or less.

In less than 48 hours, Luka could have yet another opportunity to come up big in the clutch.

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