Key to Dallas Mavericks playoff success: 1. Luka’s brilliance
The Mavs need their role players to step up, but the team is only going as far as Luka Doncic leads them. The 23-year-old superstar will need to be at the top of his game for Dallas to win a playoff series because fans have seen over the last decade that advancing in the postseason is never easy.
Doncic averaged a 35-point double-double in last year’s series against the LA Clippers, and the Mavericks still could not advance. Dallas needs Luka producing numbers like that if they plan on making a run in 2022.
The 23-year-old is still adding new tricks to his game, and he has been one of the best players in the league since the calendar flipped to 2022. Luka can score from anywhere on the floor, and he has the ability to take over any contest. Those traits will pay dividends in the postseason, but nobody knows if it will be enough to get the Mavs out of the first round.
The Dallas Mavericks need shooting, defense, and playmaking, but the most important part is their superstar. Expect Luka Doncic to have a massive first-round series as his team finally gets over that hump and into the conference semifinals. Fans won’t want to miss it, so be sure to tune and check back to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.