The Dallas Mavericks finally got their star back on the floor in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz after Luka Doncic missed 13 days with a calf strain. He showed no rust in his return, but his team suffered a heartbreaking defeat.
The 23-year-old superstar had a 30-point double-double in his 34 minutes of action. He made 11 of his 21 field goals, including four 3-pointers as the Mavericks outscored the Jazz by seven with Doncic on the floor. Luka looked like he hit the dagger over Rudy Gobert to put Dallas up by 4 with 39 seconds to go, but the Mavericks failed to score again in the devastating loss.
Luka was ecstatic to be back on the floor with his teammates, but it was a special night in more ways than one for the 23-year-old superstar. Doncic got to wear his first signature shoe for the first time in a game on April 23. Here is a closer look at the shoe, and his reaction on social media postgame.
Luka Doncic wears new signature shoes in Dallas Mavericks Game 4 loss to Jazz
Fans are excited for the Luka 1 sneakers to be released later this summer, but the Mavs star had them on for Game 4. They feature his Jordan Brand logo and a sleek design. Fans can get a better look at the new kicks below.
Luka shared a message on his Instagram story about wearing his new sneakers for the first time in a game on Saturday. He noted that he realized a dream by having his own shoes, and they will be a must-have for all MFFLs later this year.
Luka Doncic came out of the game healthy, and fans should expect more monster performances as the series heads back to Texas tied at two games apiece. The Dallas Mavericks need a win on their home floor in Game 5, and Luka going off is a must, so be sure to tune in and enjoy the show.