Dallas Mavericks: Doc Rivers lauds the play of Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has been unstoppable so far. Clippers coach Doc Rivers discussed his play, and how they plan to stop him on Nov. 26.

The Dallas Mavericks ran their winning streak to five in a row with a road victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Luka Doncic is leading the charge. Over that period, he is averaging 34.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 10.8 assists in 31.9 minutes per game.

Doncic has been incredible through the Mavs’ first 16 games. He has been the catalyst to their 11-5 start. The Mavericks are currently tied for fourth in Western Conference. Luka can score at all three levels. He is also an elite playmaker and ball-handler. The combination makes him almost impossible to stop on the offensive end of the floor.

Doncic is getting MVP buzz because of his impressive play. He is nearly averaging a 30-point triple-double per game.

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Doc gives Luka massive props

The Mavs return home to play the LA Clippers in their next game. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers was asked about the play of Luka Doncic after their win on Sunday over the New Orleans Pelicans. Supporters can listen to his comments here.

Rivers was an All-Star player. He will likely be put in the Hall of Fame as a coach. To hear him call Luka a “special special basketball player” means something. Rivers also briefly discusses how the Clippers plan to slow him down.

NBA TV has the game on Tuesday. It is a heavyweight showdown. The Clippers are 12-5, but they just got Paul George back from injury. They have the potential to be an elite defensive team with George, Kawhi Leonard, and Patrick Beverley in the fold.

It will be interesting to see who they pick to guard Doncic. Leonard is the obvious choice to begin the game, but they may shift to George or Beverley if Luka is going off.

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Luka Doncic is taking a leap this season. He is pushing the Dallas Mavericks up the standing and putting himself in contention for the MVP award. Mavs fans should keep locked in for every game because it is going to be a fun and exciting season in Dallas.