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Mavericks: Did Clippers figure out Luka Doncic in second half of Game 1?

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Kawhi Leonard Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Kawhi Leonard Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Will the Clippers’ success against Mavericks star Luka Doncic carry over to Game 2?

LA will be looking to make a handful of adjustments heading into Game 2 on Tuesday night. Expect the Clippers to start double-teaming and blitzing Doncic early. They do not want him to get comfortable.

Luka is going to shine. Last year during the bubble series versus the Clippers, his lowest-scoring game was 22 points if fans eliminate Game 3 where Doncic missed time with an ankle injury. No team is stopping him at this point. They are only hoping to keep him under wraps.

The 22-year-old superstar will be ready for the double teams and traps. He is always going to make the correct basketball play. If the Clippers leave one of his teammates wide open, Luka will find him for a quality shot. Expect LA to try to run the Mavericks’ shooters off the 3-point line too.

Luka Doncic is going to get his. He scored under 20 points in just nine of his 66 games this season with zero with single digits. Doncic scored 30-plus 26 times. The Clippers might keep him in the 20s, but that is the best they can hope for when Luka is locked in.

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