Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic puts on a show in scrimmage vs. Lakers
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic puts on a show against the Lakers
Dallas Mavericks fans have been anxiously awaiting basketball to return. They missed Luka Doncic producing incredible stat lines and unbelievable highlights. It has been a long few months for everyone.
Mavs basketball returned on July 23. It was the team’s first scrimmage of the restart. The games do not count until July 30, but it was fantastic to see them back on the court. Fans have enjoyed them having fun in the bubble too.
Luka Doncic led the way for Dallas. He was playing point guard and making plays all over the court. Let us take a look at his best moment from Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Remember, the NBA shortened the first scrimmage to ten-minute quarters for each team. That means it was only a 40-minute game.
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic puts on a show in the first scrimmage
Luka got going early by drilling one of his patented step back threes over Anthony Davis. Fans do not want to miss this one.
Doncic kept it going in the first quarter when he found Kristaps Porzingis for the alley-oop.
KP got in early foul trouble on Thursday which limited his minutes and production. He had just eight points and two rebounds to open the Mavericks scrimmage slate.
Luka threw down a driving dunk against the Lakers. Fans know the 21-year-old superstar is hyped when he jams one. Catch it below.
Doncic was having a fantastic game when he gave fans a scare in the third quarter. The Mavericks grabbed a rebound, and Luka was heading up the court when he appeared to turn his ankle. Seth Curry was fouled a few seconds later, and Doncic left the bench area with 4:30 remaining in the quarter.
Before the injury, Doncic had 14 points, five rebounds, six assists, and one steal in 16 minutes. The Mavericks were down by six when Luka exited. He did not return to the game. The 21-year-old was on the bench cheering on his teammates in the fourth quarter.
Coach Rick Carlisle offered this update on Doncic after the game.
Curry sparked a Mavs comeback. He finished with 23 points and six 3-pointers made in 15 minutes of action.
The Dallas Mavericks went on to win the game 108-104 on Thursday. The Lakers did not play LeBron James or Anthony Davis in the second half.
Overall, the Mavericks looked fantastic for their first scrimmage. Luka looked quick and ready to dominate the restart. Fans will have to keep an eye on his ankle, though. Hopefully, Doncic is 100 percent and plays in the team’s second scrimmage against the Pacers on Sunday. Stay tuned.