The Dallas Mavericks and their fans are watching closely as Luka Doncic dominates the Olympics. He kicked off things off with a 48-point performance in a dominating win over Argentina. Doncic backed it up by leading a blowout victory over the hosts and quarterbacking a win over Spain as reigning World Cup champions threw every ounce of defensive attention at the 22-year-old superstar.
Slovenia won all three of their Group C games and remain undefeated when Luka is in uniform. They have won all 16 times the Mavericks superstar has featured for his country. Slovenia puts shooters around him, plus has Mike Tobey as a threat inside and on the glass. Doncic has his country of just over 2 million people dreaming of an Olympic medal.
The group stage is over, and the quarterfinal draw was released on Aug. 1. Slovenia will face Germany in a win or go home game to kick things off. Here is a closer look at the draw.
Luka Doncic and Slovenia face Germany in Olympic quarterfinals
Luka and his country face Germany led by Moritz Wagner. Slovenia will be heavy favorites in this matchup. Germany won just one of its three group stage games. They beat Nigeria but lost by double-digits against both Italy and Australia. Wagner and Isaac Bonga are the only two NBA players on the German roster in Tokyo.
It is fitting to see Luka Doncic face Dirk Nowitzki’s home country in the quarterfinals. The Mavericks GOAT won’t be in uniform, but fans can bet bragging rights are on the line. The winner will advance to the semifinals and guaranteed their team a place in a medal game. There will be a ton riding on the Aug. 3 contest.
The draw broke as well as it could have for Slovenia. They face the a third-place team team in the opening round. A win puts them in the semifinals against the winner of France versus Italy. Slovenia will be favorites to reach the Gold Medal game with Team USA, Spain, and Australia all on the other side of the bracket. The quarterfinal between the USA and Spain will be a massive showdown.
Luka Doncic and his country are playing fantastic basketball right now. Dallas Mavericks fans will not want to miss a second of the action, so keep checking back to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.