Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic nets 42 in Game 1 loss to LA Clippers

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic keeps it going in the second half as Clippers flip the game

LA turned the tide again in the third quarter when Kristaps Porzingis was ejected after receiving his second technical foul. Both were questionable at best, but it provided a massive advantage for LA. The Clippers grabbed a five-point advantage after three, but Luka had another strong quarter. He had 11 points including two off this nifty finish.


That gave Doncic 30 points, five rebounds, seven assists, and three steals heading into the fourth quarter. He did have ten turnovers, but the 21-year-old was impressive in the first 36 minutes.

Luka rested to begin in the fourth quarter. The Mavs closed it to two before he returned. Doncic was still cooking, but Dallas could not get the late stops to win the game.

It was an incredible performance from Luka. He finished with 42 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, and three steals in 38 minutes on Monday night. The 21-year-old was 13 of 21 from the field and made 14 of his 15 free throws. Fans can see all of Luka’s best plays here.

Doncic had the most points in NBA history in a playoff debut. He was absolutely incredible against the Clippers’ outstanding defense. Mavericks fans should have hope going forward with Luka playing at this level.

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The Dallas Mavericks will be back in action on Wednesday evening for game two. Expect another monster performance from Luka Doncic. The Mavs will need more from his supporting cast to walk away with a win, though. Be sure to tune in for all the excitement.