The Dallas Mavericks raced out to an early lead in the first quarter against the Boston Celtics. Superstar Luka Doncic was controlling the tempo, and the Mavs defense stepped up to hold Boston to just 15 points in the first 12 minutes. It was an impressive performance, but the Celtics fought back.
Boston had the game tied in the final seconds, which present an opportunity for some Luka Magic. The 22-year-old superstar delivered with a game-winning buzzer-beater that blew the roof off the American Airlines Center. It was the third one of Doncic’s career to tie Dirk Nowitzki for the most in franchise history.
It was Luka’s fourth game-winner with less than two seconds remaining on the clock, which made history. The make was another unbelievable one from the 22-year-old, and it set up the perfect opportunity to celebrate the others.
Relive every Luka Doncic game-winner to celebrate the Mavericks beating the Celtics
Saturday night’s make almost never happened as the Mavs were only able to hold for the last shot after Marcus Smart fouled Doncic with 11.4 seconds remaining. Luka made the Celtics pay, despite Boston selling out to stop him. He made the shot over three defenders to send the Mavericks and their fans home happy.
Fans can see all three of Doncic’s game-winning buzzer-beaters below, thanks to a clip package the NBA put together.
The fact that Luka has already made three game-winning buzzer-beaters in his career is unbelievable. Dirk Nowitzki made three in 21 seasons. Teams know the Mavericks are putting the ball in Doncic’s hands, but it does not matter. He just finds his spots and sinks the shot.
Luka Doncic is unbelievable, and the best is still yet to come from the 22-year-old. Saturday’s game broke him out of his shooting slump to start the 2021-2022 season meaning fans should expect some monster performances. Tune in Monday night against the Pelicans to see what Doncic does for an encore.