Why Dallas Mavericks fans should watch EuroBasket 2022

Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki, Luka Doncic
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Why Dallas Mavericks fans should watch EuroBasket 2022: 1. Luka leading his country

Luka Doncic plays his best on the biggest stages and EuroBasket is among them for Slovenia. They want to repeat as European champions and number 77 plans on returning to the All-Tournament team. Doncic will have his game turned up to ten for the knockout stages, and it will be a treat to watch.

Slovenia lost to Germany in World Cup qualifying on Aug. 28, and it could be a blessing in disguise. They will be more focused and ready after just their third loss with Doncic in the senior national team. The other two came at last summer’s Olympics, and no way Luka wants to feel that pain again. He will be motivated to lead Slovenia to a championship, which means there is cannot miss basketball ahead.

Dallas Mavericks fans love playoff Luka, and he will be on display in the knockout stage. Slovenia must play well in the group to advance, though. France, Germany, Lithuania, and Slovenia are the favorites to move on, but Bosnia and Herzegovina just upset France in World Cup qualifying. There are going to be zero easy games in the group, which should have Slovenia battle tested and ready for the knockout round.

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Dallas Mavericks fans will get to see plenty of Luka Doncic and Dirk Nowitzki at EuroBasket 2022. What more could they want? It will be some fan's first glimpse at Tyler Dorsey and a chance to enjoy a competitive tournament for the rights to be crowned European champions. The action is set to air on ESPN-plus, so do not miss it.