Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is clutch but teams force him to give it up
Luka Doncic is no stranger to hitting a game-winning buzzer-beater with three already in his career. The 22-year-old superstar never gets sped up, and he has ice in his veins. Fans can see Luka’s game-winners below.
Teams know Doncic has a history of making those shots, so they naturally force the ball out of his hands. Luka still attempts 1.9 shots per game in clutch time, which is the most on the Mavericks, and he is shooting 44.4 percent from the field.
In clutch games with Luka this season, the Mavericks are 9-5. The 22-year-old creates open shots and his teammates need to knock them down. Dallas needed to sink just one of their eight 3-pointers on Jan. 30 to go home with a victory. Luka and the Mavs will take those odds, and he said as much after the game.
"If we had another game, if next game they double me, I would still do the same thing."
Teams are going to double and triple-team Doncic late in playoff games. Can his teammates sink enough shots to lift Dallas to wins? They were shorthanded on Sunday night with Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. out, but it underscored a problem the Dallas Mavericks should be looking to fix before the Feb. 10 trade deadline.