Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic scores 29 in loss to Clippers from Orlando
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic goes off for 29 against LA Clippers
The Dallas Mavericks were back in action on Thursday against the LA Clippers. They grabbed their first bubble win over the King on Tuesday. Luka Doncic went off for a massive 34-point triple-double. He is putting up monster numbers in Orlando.
The Clippers were one of the most successful teams at slowing him down before the NBA suspended play. Luka shot just 40.0 percent from the field and 15.0 percent on his threes during the two previous meetings. Doncic was hoping his bubble hot streak won out over his struggles against LAC.
Luka did not disappoint on Thursday evening. Here is a look at his performance including his best top plays from the fourth seeding game.
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic drops 29 points against the LA Clippers
The Clippers did an outstanding job against Doncic in the first quarter. He was limited to two points, two rebounds, and two assists in eight minutes of action. The opposition continued to make life tough on Luka.
The 21-year-old superstar got it going in the second quarter. He scored 12 points including three 3-pointers. See Luka hit a step back triple below.
Fans know Doncic has struggled from long range in the bubble. It was good to see him make six threes against the Clippers.
Luka showed off his incredible passing skills in the third quarter. He dropped a beautiful dime to Kristaps Porzingis for a dunk.
Doncic had seven points, one rebound, and two assists in the period. The Mavs trailed by four heading into the final quarter.
Luka rested to begin the fourth. He returned with 7:44 remaining and Dallas down by one. They would tie it, but could never get over the hump. Doncic scored eight in the final quarter as the Clippers grabbed the 126-111 win.
The Mavericks star finished with 29 points, three rebounds, and six assists on Thursday. Luka was ten of 21 from the field and three of six on his free throws. It was just not enough to get the win.
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