Not only caused fever with the throw that turned defeat into victory for the Dallas Mavericks in the match. Luka Doncic also reappeared Michael Jordan’s achievements since 1989.
The former Real Madrid star received the ball at the time of the match with 3.7 seconds and handled it skillfully. Before kicking the buzzer beater he helped the Mavericks overcome the Los Angeles Clippers 135-133 in extra time.
Doncic’s ball caused fever on social networking sites and was praised by many colleagues. Doncic ended the game with 43 points, 17 rebounds, 13 assists and 3 steals in 46 minutes.
Doncic became the second player after legendary Michael Jordan to have a buzzer beater and hit the 40-point mark in a play-off. Jordan established this feat in 1989.
He is also the third player in NBA history to reach 40 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists in a match. After two legends Oscar Robertson and Charles Barkley. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Doncic is the youngest player in history to score 40 points and triple-double at the age of 21.
“When he’s on the pitch, we believe in the special things he’s going to create,” Seth Curry said of Doncic. Just coming back from a left ankle injury, Doncic still plays in high form to help the Mavericks beat the Clippers.
This victory became even more meaningful for Doncic when the Mavericks did not have star striker Kristaps Porzingis. Who had to retire due to knee pain.
Trey Burke continued to show steady form in the play-offs, contributing 25 points. He had a 71.4 percent throw performance in 37 minutes. He had many dodgy breakthroughs near the basket to score points and create space for Doncic to score.
Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals the ball in 47 minutes. Meanwhile, Lou Williams got 36 points, achieving a 65 percent throw performance. The first round series between the Clippers and the Mavericks was forced to extend at least two more matches to determine the next team.