The Dallas Mavericks are preparing for an important offseason, while Luka Doncic is playing for Slovenia for the first time since EuroBasket 2017. He is trying to lead his country to the Olympics in Tokyo later this month.
To qualify, they must win the six-team tournament in Lithuania. Slovenia got off to a strong start on Wednesday as they dominated Angola 118-68. Luka had 13 points, nine assists, and six rebounds in just over 17 minutes of action in the blowout. It was an impressive performance capped off by a nasty dunk in transition.
Doncic and Slovenia were back in action on Thursday morning as they faced Poland. The 13th ranked team in the world presented a tougher challenge, but the Mavs 22-year-old superstar was up to the task. Here is a closer look at his double-double in the blowout win.
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic goes off as Slovenia dominates Poland
Doncic had it going early and often on Thursday morning local time in Dallas. Here he finds Mike Tobey for an easy score.
The 22-year-old superstar had his entire bag of tricks on display in the first half. He had 13 points, five rebounds, and seven assists as Slovenia led by 17 at the break. See his first-half highlights below.
Slovenia cruised to a 112-77 win over Poland on July 1. Luka Doncic led the way with 18 points, ten assists, and six rebounds in 21.5 minutes of action. Slovenia outscored Poland by 12 in his time on the floor. Doncic has it locked in and looks ready to lead his country to Tokyo.
Slovenia finished first in Group B to advance to the semifinals. They will play the second-place team from Group A on Saturday. Luka Doncic and his country have to win two straight games to advance to the Olympics. Stay tuned for all the latest on their journey to Tokyo and the Dallas Mavericks offseason.