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Mavericks: 5 ways Luka Doncic can emulate Dirk Nowitzki in the playoffs

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Dirk Nowitzki Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Dirk Nowitzki Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks: 5 ways Luka Doncic can emulate Dirk Nowitzki in the playoffs

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic took a massive leap during his sophomore season. He finished fourth in MVP voting and became an unquestioned superstar. Luka’s points, rebounds, and assists skyrocketed as he led the Mavs back to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

Dallas faced the LA Clippers in the first round of the postseason. The underdog Mavericks had them on the ropes, but an ejection and injury to Kristaps Porzingis shifted the series. Fans will never forget Doncic’s magical performance and game-winning buzzer-beater in Game 4, but it was not enough to top the Clippers.

Luka continues to prove his doubters wrong. They claim he is too young and inexperienced to lead a team, but Doncic has shown his ability to carry the Mavs to the next level. The 21-year-old superstar will continue improving and expanding his game too.

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5 ways Luka Doncic can emulate Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki in the playoffs

Dirk Nowitzki is one of the all-time greats. He led the Mavs to a championship in 2011 and had plenty of monster performances in the playoffs. There is plenty to learn from the Mavericks GOAT. Fans have already seen Doncic using Dirk’s one-legged fadeaway this season.

Luka Doncic has to eventually channel his inner Dirk Nowitzki if the Dallas Mavericks want to raise another banner inside the American Airlines Center. Here are five ways the young superstar can emulate the legend in the playoffs.

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