The Dallas Mavericks were riding high as they traveled to Portland to face Trail Blazers. Superstar Luka Doncic dropped 42 points as the Mavs defeated the LA Clippers in their last game. It was one of the team’s best defensive performances of the season as they dominated an elite team.
The Blazers were on the second night of a back-to-back, but there are no easy wins in Portland. Damian Lillard and Doncic always engage in a shootout, and they did not disappoint on March 19.
Luka continued his hot streak with 38 points and multiple impossible plays on Friday night, but it was not enough as the Mavs lost to the Trail Blazers. Here is a closer look at the 22-year-old’s performance in Portland.
Luka Doncic shows off incredible passing as Dallas Mavericks fall to Trail Blazers
Doncic had an unbelievable second quarter against the Blazers. He started it off with an incredible move that was impossible to guard.
His passing was on display too. Luka made multiple no-look passes on Friday night that had fans wondering how he pulls it off.
Doncic made it happen again in the third quarter as he found Maxi Kleber for a wide-open triple.
It was an incredible performance from the Mavericks superstar. He finished with 38 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, and one steal on March 19. Doncic was 15 of 27 from the field including making four 3-pointers.
The Mavs clutch woes returned on Friday night. The Blazers outscored Dallas by 11 in the fourth quarter to pick up the win. It was a disappointing loss, but the Mavericks will not have to wait for their chance at revenge.
The Dallas Mavericks stay in Portland was the two teams wrap up their two-game set on Sunday evening. It promises to be another exciting game. Expect Luka Doncic to stay white-hot as the Mavs look for another victory against a playoff hopeful. Do not miss it.