Dallas Mavericks need Luka Doncic at his best to defeat Timberwolves
Fans have seen what Doncic can do in the playoffs. Last year, he averaged 35.7 points, 10.3 assists, and 7.9 rebounds as the Mavericks took the Clippers to seven games before falling to Kawhi Leonard and company. It took back-to-back otherworldly performances from Leonard for LA to advance.
The two meetings against the Timberwolves this week are like playoff tests. Luka told fans the Mavericks are pushing for homecourt in the first round, and they are going to need to make up two games over the final 11 to make that a reality. Every game for Doncic and the Mavs is a must-win.
Luka missed each of the first two meetings against Minnesota this season, but they need him playing his best this week for Dallas to dominate. The Timberwolves are going to score. Can Doncic help Dallas keep pace? The 23-year-old superstar is one of the best creators in the league, and he will be ready to put on a show against Minnesota.
Expect two monster performances from Luka Doncic as he goes over 30 and is hunting to secure a triple-double late in both contests. The Dallas Mavericks need to win, and that is when Doncic shines his brightest.