On Friday, Dallas Mavericks standout Luka Doncic created a memorable night by scoring a career-high 73 points at State Farm Arena, securing a 148-143 triumph against the Atlanta Hawks.

This game stood out as the highest-scoring in the NBA this season, surpassing the 70-point performance by Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday.

Additionally, it equaled the fourth-highest scoring performance in NBA history, joining the ranks of Wilt Chamberlain and David Thompson.

Chamberlain, holding the NBA record with 100 points, achieved a 78-point performance, and Kobe Bryant concluded with 81 points on January 22, 2006.

"Those names hold a special significance," Doncic remarked. "It's truly incredible."

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Doncic reached 70 points with a three-point play at 2:58 remaining. With Dallas ahead 140-136, he secured another three-point play to conclude his remarkable performance.

Doncic, with an average of 33.6 points, noted that the performance likely ranked "at the top" in his career. However, he emphasized that his primary focus was on securing the win.

"We've faced some challenges recently," he commented on the Mavericks, who had experienced three consecutive losses before Friday.

"The mindset was to secure a victory. We performed exceptionally well."

In Doncic's extraordinary performance, he scored 41 points by halftime, breaking Dirk Nowitzki's franchise record for points in a half. By the conclusion of the third quarter, he had reached 57 points, and at the start of the fourth, he added eight consecutive points before ultimately finishing with a total of 73.

After scoring 18 points in the first quarter, Doncic followed up with 23 points in the second quarter.

He concluded with a 25-of-33 shooting performance, hitting 8-of-13 from 3-point range, and successfully converting 15 of 16 free throws.

"He was on fire. He was in the zone," commented Trae Young, who led Atlanta with 30 points. "We tried everything.