Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic has 43-point triple-double in Game 4 upset
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic drops 43 in Game 4 win over the LA Clippers
The Dallas Mavericks have been holding their breath since Friday evening. Luka Doncic injured his left ankle in the third quarter and could not finish the game. The Mavs lost, but potentially losing their superstar was worse.
Luka Doncic rehabbed his way back into the lineup for game four. It was a must-win for the Mavericks. They were down two games to one coming in. Losing game four would put them on the brink of elimination against one of the best teams in the NBA. Dallas got some bad news as Kristaps Porzingis was a late scratch with a knee injury.
Doncic did everything in his power on Sunday afternoon. It was an incredible performance from the 21-year-old. He hit the game-winner in overtime to give Dallas the 135-133 win to even the series. Here is a look at Luka’s performance and best plays on Aug. 23.
Luka Doncic goes off in Game 4 as Dallas Mavericks upset the Clippers
It was a bit of a slow start for Luka and the Mavs. The Clippers came out strong and grabbed an early lead. Doncic looked healthy. He was getting into the paint and setting up his teammates. Luka made this lay-in in the first quarter.
It was not all positive. The Mavericks superstar picked up a technical foul for arguing a call. The Clippers grabbed a ten-point lead at the end of the quarter. Luka had five points, three rebounds, and five assists after playing all 12 minutes.
Doncic was on the bench to start the second quarter. LA’s lead ballooned to 21 before he returned with 8:12 remaining before halftime. Luka led a comeback. He was getting into the paint and creating easy buckets. Here is one of three driving lay-ins from the quarter.
The Mavs were down by eight at the break. Doncic had 15 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists in the first half.
Next: Second half