Adjustment to expect in Game 2 of Dallas Mavericks vs. Clippers: 1. Kawhi on Luka
The Clippers could make a massive shift in their philosophy of guarding Luka Doncic in Game 2. On May 23, LA coach Tyronn Lue had this to say about Kawhi Leonard not being the primary defender on the Mavericks superstar.
There is no question that the two-time Defensive Player of the Year is their top option to stop Doncic, but the Clippers have always gone with different looks. Lue mentioned Leonard’s offensive burden as part of the reason why he was not on the 22-year-old from the jump.
Luka has dominated the matchup with Kawhi over the last two years. In 26.1 matchup minutes as qualified by NBA Stats, Doncic has scored 42 points and is 15 of 29 from the field. The Mavericks have scored an incredible 160 points during that time with Luka dishing 18 dimes to go with his unbelievable scoring. Leonard is the Clippers’ best option, but no player can stop Luka Doncic.
The two superstars going head-to-head is the matchup to watch for on Tuesday evening. The Dallas Mavericks need a massive performance from Luka Doncic if they are going to grab the victory and the two to zero series lead. Do not miss it.