Luka Doncic

Luka Dončić Named Starter in 2021 NBA All-Star Game

Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks dribbles the ball against Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Golden State Warriors on Feb. 6, 2021 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
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The NBA announced Thursday that Mavericks guard Luka Dončić has been voted as a starter for the 70th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place at Atlanta's State Farm Arena on Sunday, March 7, at 7 p.m.

Dončić is the first Maverick to be voted as a starter two consecutive seasons after starting the game last year. He is just the third Maverick to start an All-Star Game along with Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd. Kidd is the only other Dallas player voted in as a starter.

Dončić is the 32nd All-Star in franchise history and is the seventh Maverick to earn multiple All-Star nods.

Among league leaders, the 21-year-old Slovenian ranks fifth in scoring (29.1 ppg), third in assists (9.4 apg) and 18th in rebounding (8.6 rpg). Dončić co-leads the NBA in triple-doubles this season (7) and has recorded three 30-point triple-doubles.

Most recently, Dončić set a career scoring mark, pouring in 46 points against New Orleans, before recording a second straight 40-point game with 44 points against Portland.

Fans accounted for 50% of the vote to determine the 10 starters for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. All current NBA players and a media panel accounted for 25% each. Those voters completed one full ballot featuring two guards and three front court players from each conference.

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