Dallas Mavericks storyline to watch after the All-Star break: 1. How far with Luka take them?
Luka Doncic is the unquestioned engine of the Mavs, but how far can the 22-year-old superstar lead them this season. He was lights out in last year’s playoffs against the LA Clippers, including averaging 35.7 points and 10.3 assists per game for the series, but Kawhi Leonard and company advanced. Can Doncic secure his first NBA playoff series win this year?
Fans know Luka is going to shine in the biggest and brightest moments, but will his supporting cast hold up? Jalen Brunson struggled against the LA Clippers, and there are questions about how his game translates to postseason play. Can JB be the team’s number two scorers in a playoff series? Will the Mavs shooters knock down open looks? Does their improved defense hold up in the postseason?
Before those questions can be answered, Dallas needs Luka Doncic to stay at the top of his game. The 22-year-old superstar is always ready and is going to play through any pain, but how far can lead the Mavs?
Fans are not going to want to miss a contest down the stretch. The Dallas Mavericks are 1.5 games behind the Utah Jazz for fourth in the Western Conference with three meetings remaining between the two teams. Luka Doncic and company have their sights set on finishing fourth and grabbing home court in the first round of the playoffs. Expect plenty of historic performances from the soon-to-be 23-year-old superstar too, so do not miss a second.