The Dallas Mavericks were looking to bounce back in the second of a two-game set against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 21. The Blazers dominated the fourth quarter to pick up a 125-119 win on Friday night. Luka Doncic had 42 points and produced some incredible no-look passes, but it was not enough.
The Mavericks got revenge on Sunday night. Luka stayed locked in and the return of Dorian Finney-Smith made a massive impact on the defensive end of the floor. Dallas dominated the Blazers at Moda Center, which is no easy feat. The final result was a 132-92 Mavs victory.
Doncic had another impressive game that featured multiple must-see highlights. The 22-year-old’s 3-point shooting stole the show in Portland. Here is a closer look at his performance from March 21.
Luka Doncic stays red hot as Dallas Mavericks dominate Portland Trail Blazers
The 22-year-old superstar had the first points of Sunday’s game as he came out on fire. Luka drove the basket and scored early and often. See his beautiful spin move from the first quarter below.
Portland thought they could trap Doncic, but the Mavs superstar had other ideas as he found Dwight Powell for this alley-oop in the opening frame.
Luka had all his tools on display against the Blazers. See his patented step back 3-pointer below.
Doncic hit his first eight 3-point attempts on Sunday night. He is shooting over 42.6 percent from long distance on 176 attempts over his last 20 games. The 22-year-old locking in his 3-point shoot makes him unstoppable.
The Mavericks dominated the second and third quarters on Sunday night. Luka finished with 37 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. He was 13 of 19 from the field including eight triples. The Mavs outscored the Blazers by 24 in his 30 minutes on the floor on Sunday night. Doncic got some extra rest as he did not play in the fourth quarter of the blowout win.
The Dallas Mavericks are off until Wednesday night when they head to Minnesota to face the Timberwolves. Expect Luka Doncic to stay hot as the Mavs look to make it a winning streak in Minneapolis. Stay tuned, so you do not miss a second of the action.