Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic drops 28 in Game 2 win over Clippers
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic drops 28 in Game 2 win over LA Clippers
The Dallas Mavericks were back in action on Wednesday night for game two of their first-round playoff series against the LA Clippers. Luka Doncic broke a record in the opener, but it was not enough as the Clippers picked up the win.
The Mavs were encouraged by their performance in game one. They uncovered a few areas where they could exploit the Clippers’ incredible defense. Dallas was hoping it would flip the series.
Luka struggled with foul trouble but still managed to score 28 points in the upset. The Mavs picked up the 127-114 win to knot the series at one game apiece. Doncic produced plenty of highlights. Let us take a look at his performance and best plays from his second NBA playoff game.
Luka Doncic nets 28 in Dallas Mavericks win over LA Clippers in Game 2
Doncic and the Mavs started out on fire in game two. Luka found Maxi Kleber for a dunk on the first possession. That was the start of a 15-2 run that forced a Clippers timeout with 7:24 remaining in the first. Doncic had eight points, four rebounds, and three assists during the fast start including this beautiful step back 3-pointer.
The Clippers got within four points at the end of the first quarter. Doncic had ten points in his eight minutes of action.
The Mavericks got off quickly in the second quarter too. They scored the first 11 points including five by Luka to jump up 40-25. LA continued to fight back. The Mavs were up by five at the half. Doncic had 22 points, six rebounds, seven assists, and one turnover after 24 minutes.
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