5 positives Dallas Mavericks need to carry into playoffs

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Positive Dallas Mavericks must carry into playoffs: 1. Luka’s otherworldly play

The Mavs are going to go as far in the postseason as Luka Doncic leads them. He is an unstoppable offensive force who averaged 35 points, ten assists, and eight rebounds per game in last year’s playoffs. The 23-year-old superstar is playing the best basketball of his career right now, and he needs to carry it over when the games matter most.

Doncic has scored 30-plus in five straight and 20 of his last 28 contests. Trading away Kristaps Porzingis made Luka the unquestioned number one offensive option, and the player Dallas wants to get buckets. His ability to draw defenders and distribute makes the Mavericks a nearly unstoppable offense as Doncic continues to drop 30-plus no matter the opposition.

How will teams try to slow him down in the playoffs? Expect them to throw out multiple looks over the series. Doncic solves every defense, so the opposition needs to keep changing things up and trying to keep the 6’7 guard on his toes.

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There is no answer, though. Luka Doncic is going to be the best player on the floor in almost every series. Expect him to keep up his incredible production as he looks to lead the Dallas Mavericks on a deep playoff run. Will it happen? Stay tuned to find out, and check back to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest news, rumors, and analysis on the team.