DALLAS — As Mavericks guard Luka Doncic continues his historic stretch of basketball, one of his former Dallas teammates is putting together a strong week of play right alongside him.
The NBA announced Monday that Doncic was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1.
The league also said Washington Wizards center Kristaps Porzingis was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week during the same stretch.
The Mavs traded for Porzingis during the 2018-2019 season -- a move that also brought current Dallas guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to the team. The 7'3" center played 134 games with the Mavs from 2019-2022, before the front office traded him to the Washington Wizards for current Mavs players Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans.
During the Mavs' three games last week, which were all wins, Doncic averaged 48.7 points, 13.0 rebounds and 10.7 assists per game. Dallas is currently on a six-game winning streak and in fourth place in the Western Conference.
During the Wizards' four games last week, which were also all wins, Porzingis averaged 24.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Washington is currently on a five-game winning streak and in 10th place in the Western Conference.
Through 34 games this season, Doncic is averaging 34.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game. Porzingis, who has also played in 34 games, is averaging 22.2 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.
The Mavs lost to the Wizards 113-105 on Nov. 10 at Capital One Arena. These two teams will play for a second and final time this season on Jan. 24 at American Airlines Center.
The Mavs next game is Monday against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center.