Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic laughs off embarrassing missed dunk in Tweet

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic laughs off missed dunk attempt

The Dallas Mavericks took on the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday afternoon. It was strange to play so early during the week. Luka Doncic and the Mavs got off to slow start. Perhaps the time of the game played a factor.

The Mavericks continued to fight back, though. It took them nearly the entire before they could tie the score at 95. The Mavs would eventually win 114-110 in overtime. Doncic led the way with a massive 34-point triple-double that included him grabbing 20 rebounds.

It was not all positive for the 21-year-old superstar, though. Let us take a look at a failed dunk attempt by Luka and his reaction on Twitter after the game.

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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic laughs at missed dunk attempt

In the second quarter, Dallas had the cut the Kings led to just two points with two minutes remaining. Doncic got the ball and decided to drive into the paint. After beating Buddy Hield, there was nobody between Luka and the rim. That is an automatic two points if Doncic lays it in. Except for some reason, he decided to attempt a dunk on Tuesday afternoon. It did not go well.

Shaqtin’ a Fool quickly picked up the clip. Luka laughed it off by retweeting it with the multiple emojis. It was one slip up during an incredible night.

Doncic produced a plethora of highlights against the Kings including connecting on the shot that put Dallas ahead to stay in overtime. Fans can see his top plays here.

Most importantly, the Dallas Mavericks got their first win of the season’s restart on Aug. 4. It was not beautiful, but the Mavs pulled it out. Kristaps Porzingis fouled out in the fourth quarter, and Seth Curry did not play because of injury. That didn’t matter. Luka Doncic and the Mavericks won the game. It is something to build on in the bubble.

The Mavs face the LA Clippers on Aug. 6. That will be there toughest test yet in Orlando. Stay tuned to see how the Mavericks respond against one of the NBA’s elite teams

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