Luka Doncic hits game-winning buzzer-beater: Replays, reactions, and more
Luka Doncic was a true game-time decision for Sunday’s matinee between the Dallas Mavericks and the LA Clippers. He sprained his ankle in game three. It looked bad. There was a chance that Doncic would be sidelined for game four.
The 21-year-old superstar went through warm-ups and received the go-ahead to play. It was the start of an incredible performance that ended with an unforgettable shot. Luka had a record-breaking 43-point triple-double including hitting the game-winning buzzer-beating 3-pointer to even the series at two games apiece. Mavs fans will never forget this game.
The final shot deserves even more attention. Doncic had struggled in crunch time this season. He answered his critics on Sunday night. Let us take a look a closer look at the shot plus plenty of reaction to the incredible make.
Taking a closer look at the Luka Doncic game-winning buzzer-beater
The NBA took care of fans by showing them every angle of the memorable shot.
It drew a ton of reactions on social media. LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, Paul Pierce, Bradley Beal, and others were all tweeting about it. Fans can see a bunch of those tweets here courtesy of ESPN. My favorite reaction came from Bob Ryan. See it below.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban also chimed in with a tweet worth remembering.
Luka Doncic reacted on his social media too. Here is his Instagram post from late Sunday night. He also put this on Twitter.
Fans wanting to hear Doncic speak on the shot can listen to his entire postgame interview below.
It was an incredible performance from Luka Doncic. He overcame a sprained ankle and the Mavericks’ second-best player being out to will Dallas to victory over arguably the best team in NBA. That is what legends do. It was an unforgettable game.
The series is on. It is virtually a best two out of three starting on Tuesday. The Mavericks can pull the upset. It will take a few more monster performances from Luka, though. Fans will not want to miss a second of the excitement.