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What to expect from Luka Doncic in Dallas Mavericks playoff series vs. Jazz

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

What to expect from Luka Doncic in Dallas Mavericks vs. Jazz: 1. Monster performances

Utah had no answers for Jalen Brunson in the last two games of this series. He became the sixth player since 1978 to produce at least 72 points and have one or fewer turnovers in two straight playoff games. JB is killing the Jazz with floaters and creating open triples all over the floor.

Luka Doncic is only going to make things worse for Utah. The 6’7 guard has the size to see over the defense and get all the way to the rim on his drives. The Jazz have no way of stopping him. LD is going to force Utah into mismatches and score at will. When they bring extra help, Doncic will kick to wide-open teammates for threes.

Luka is going to put up massive numbers in this series. Fans have seen him take his game to another level in the playoffs for two straight years, and the Jazz are the perfect matchup for Doncic becasue they do not have an elite defender like Kawhi Leonard to slow him down. Expect Luka to go for 40 points at least once in this series.

The Dallas Mavericks have struggled on the glass against the Utah Jazz, but Doncic will help them even things out. He is the team’s best defensive rebounder, and he will eliminate extra possessions for the opposition. Do not be surprised to see him grab ten-plus boards in every game as the Mavs need his rebounding.

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Luka Doncic also makes the Mavericks overwhelming favorites to win this series. The Jazz have struggled to stop Dallas in the first three games, and it will only be worse with Luka. Expect monster numbers from the Mavs star as he leads Dallas into the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

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