Why no team wants to face the Dallas Mavericks in the playoffs: 1. Luka Doncic
Facing Luka gives every opposing coach nightmares. Teams have thrown every possible defense at the 22-year-old superstar, and he solves them all.
Doncic has improved his 3-point shooting this season to become unstoppable. Play him one-on-one, and Luka cooks the defender with a step back or finish in the paint. He finds the open man if the defense commits too much attention. Teams are only hoping to slow him down at this point.
Fans saw inside the bubble that Doncic is made for the playoffs. His 42-point triple-double that was capped off by the game-winning buzzer-beater in Game 4 was unforgettable. Luka is going to play his best in the postseason, and no team wants the headache of trying to figure out ways to get the ball out of his hands.
The 22-year-old added Dirk Nowitzki’s signature one-legged fadeaway to his bag of tricks this season. It gives Doncic another counter to use when the defense collapses on him and made him more dangerous.
Expect Luka Doncic to have multiple monster performances in the 2021 playoffs. Can he lift the Dallas Mavericks to the second round for the first time since they won the championship in 2011? Stay tuned to find out, but be sure that no team is looking forward to facing them in the postseason.