Dallas Mavericks key to victory over LA Clippers: 1. Luka
The Mavs will go as far as Luka Doncic takes them this season. LA is not going to give the 22-year-old superstar an inch, but Doncic is excited about the rematch. He went off against the Clippers inside the bubble. Luka averaged 31.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game on 50.0 percent shooting from the field in his first NBA playoff experience. The Mavericks superstar shines when the lights are brightest.
He carried it over against the Clippers this season. Doncic averaged 30.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 11.0 assists per game in the three meetings. LA is an outstanding perimeter defensive team, but they have no answers for Luka Doncic.
The Mavericks need Luka Doncic to be special to pull the upset. He has to be locked in and making plays all over the court. The 22-year-old’s improved defense could be massive against the Clippers’ plethora of wing threats. If Doncic averages 35 a game, the Mavs are going to be difficult to top in any series.
The Dallas Mavericks can upset the LA Clippers. They won two of three meetings during the regular season. Expect Luka Doncic to go off in what should one of the most exciting series of the first round. Do not miss it.