Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic scores incredible bucket against Suns

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic scores 18 points in 13 minutes versus Suns

The Dallas Mavericks wrapped up their seeding game slate on Thursday afternoon against the Phoenix Suns. They had nothing to the line. Luka Doncic and the Mavs were locked into seventh in the Western Conference and a first-round playoff matchup against the LA Clippers.

The Mavericks were without Kristaps Porzingis on Thursday. He was out with a heel injury. There was no reason to risk their star in a meaningless game with the postseason just around the corner.

Luka Doncic started but played limited against the Suns. That did not stop the 21-year-old superstar from going off. Let us take a look at his performance and his best plays from Aug. 13.

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Luka Doncic drops 18 in 13 minutes in Dallas Mavericks loss to Suns

Luka got going early. He scored seven points in the first six minutes of the game. That included this beautiful fake setting up an easy score that fans cannot miss.

Doncic had nine first-quarter points, but the Mavericks were down 11. They gave up 36 in the opening stanza. The defense has struggled mightily in the bubble.

Luka was not done. He remained on the floor at the start of the second quarter. Doncic did not head to the bench until there was 6:52 remaining in the half. The 21-year-old scored nine second-quarter points including this step back 3-pointer.

The Mavericks were only down five after that make. Luka went to the bench just over one minute later. He did not return to the game. The Suns ran away with the 128-102 win on Aug. 13.

It was a brilliant performance by the Mavs superstar. Doncic finished with 18 points, five rebounds, and one steal in 13 minutes of action. He was five of nine from the field and made all seven of his free throws on Thursday.

Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks are ready for the playoffs. It will be the 21-year-old’s first NBA postseason experience. Expect Luka to put on a show in Orlando. Fans will not want to miss it, so stay tuned.

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