Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic will take part in Skills Challenge
By Tyler Watts
The Dallas Mavericks have been red hot. Superstar Luka Doncic has caught fire as the team is finally showing their promise. The Mavs have won eight of their last ten and are getting back into the playoff race in the Western Conference.
Luka averages 28.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 9.0 assists per game this season. The 22-year-old has improved his efficiency, added a mid-range game, and upped his defensive intensity. Doncic continues to prove he is one of the best players in the NBA as he earned his second consecutive All-Star start.
That will not be Luka’s only event on Sunday, March 7. The Mavericks superstar will also take part in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. Let us take a closer look at the field and Doncic’s chances of winning.
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic to take part in Skills Challenge
Luka is one of six players in the Skills Challenge. He will be joined by Chris Paul, Nikola Jokic, Domantas Sabonis, Julius Randle, and Robert Covington. CP3 will be part of the event for a record fifth time. Doncic participated in the Skills Challenge in 2019. Randle and Covington are the only two in the field that will be in the competition for the first time.
In 2019, Luka defeated Kyle Kuzma in the opening round before falling to Trae Young in the semifinals. Nikola Jokic was in the other semifinal in 2019. Expect Doncic to be ready to win the event in 2021.
Remember, all the normal All-Star weekend events take place on Sunday night. Coverage will start at 6:30 p.m. ET on TNT. Fans will get to see the 3-point shootout, dunk contest, and skills competition before the All-Star game tips off at 8 p.m. The Rising Stars game was canceled this year because of the pandemic.
Dallas Mavericks fans will not want to miss a second of the action on Sunday. Expect Luka Doncic to shine in both the Skills Competition and the All-Star game. Stay tuned.