The Slovenian forward touched the triple-double (42 + 14 + 8) and raises the Mavericks to get the pass to the next round
The smile of Luka doncic is the worst nightmare of Los Angeles Clippers. The Slovenian gave a new legendary performance (42 points, 14 assists and 8 rebounds) that gave him 2-3 to the Dallas mavericks and that puts the Angelenos on the brink of elimination (100-105). Despite Doncic’s extraordinary performance, the Clippers reached the game’s outcome alive, but three times as many Kawhi leonard who would have tied the game in the absence of five seconds did not touch the ring.
Neither team has yet achieved a home win in this highly contested and exciting series, as all five games played so far have resulted in away victories. The Mavericks would pass the round if on Friday they break this trend and win Game 6 at home.
Until Doncic wanted
Doncic, who had a sore neck in the fourth match, seemed completely recovered. He made an exceptional first quarter in which he scored 19 points with five triples over six attempts. This time he had the help of Tim Hardaway Jr., who with 20 points and 7 rebounds oxygenated the Mavericks attack.
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On the part of the Clippers the most prominent were Paul george (23 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists) and Kawhi Leonard and Reggie Jackson with 20 points per head. Serge Ibaka He was out again due to injury for the Clippers, who struggled with turnovers and failed to keep a cool head at the crucial moments of the night.
The game was even, but Doncic said enough. The young star again gave a fabulous display of scoring ability and leadership intelligence to lead the charge of a Mavericks unleashed late in the third quarter, who were finally able to rush to the fast break.
A monumental partial of 3-22, With Doncic gawking at 7,400 fans at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, he catapulted Dallas into Game 5 of the series. The Slovenian asked his team for one last effort to close the first round of the play-offs as soon as possible.
“We have to leave very hard in the sixth game and try to win it, “he said at the post-match press conference. No team has so far achieved a home win in this highly contested and exciting series, as all five games played so far have resulted in away victories.
Jazz, Sixers and Hawks advance
Utah Jazz, Philadelphia Sixers and Atlanta Hawks have already qualified for the second round in the NBA play-offs after finishing their playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies, Washington Wizards and New York Knicks, respectively.
The leaders of the West will face the winner of the tie between Clippers and Mavericks, while the Sixers they will seek the conference final against the Hawks.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.