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Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic had 41 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, and the Dallas prevented the Houston Rockets from advancing to the quarterfinals of the NBA In-Season Tournament with a 121-115 victory on Tuesday night.
Doncic's heroics came on the same night that Mavericks owner Mark Cuban agreed to sell his majority stake in the team to Miriam Adelson for around $3.5billon.
Once the sale is finalized Cuban will still remain in full control of basketball operations within the franchise.
Kyrie Irving added 22 of his 27 points in the second half for the Mavericks, who had already been eliminated. Their victory allowed the New Orleans Pelicans to win Group B in the Western Conference with a 3-1 record.
Doncic fell just short of his 59th career triple-double. That would have tied him for ninth place all-time with Larry Bird. He shot 15 of 29, 3 of 10 on 3-pointers.
Mavericks' Luka Doncic scored 41 points and nearly had a triple-double in the win vs Houston
Mavs owner Mark Cuban is selling his majority stake in the team to Miriam Adelson for $3.5bn
Adelson (right) is the widow of the late billionaire, Sheldon Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands
'Sometimes we take him for granted, and we shouldn´t,' Mavericks coach Jason Kidd said.