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Luka Doncic is unique. And these NBA playoffs are already history for him!

Date: July 14, 2024 Time: 14:36:58

Luka Doncic is unique. And these NBA playoffs are already history for him!

Artemy Berstenev June 17, 2024, 18:00 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.

The young Slovenian basketball player is making a name for himself in the postseason.

Luka Doncic, the young Slovenian phenomenon, has already left his mark on NBA history. He leads the team in points, assists, rebounds and steals in these playoffs, a feat no one has accomplished before. His game in the final series with Boston was a true test of strength for the team and for Luka himself. The 25-year-old’s ability to dominate the court regardless of the opponent makes him one of the most dangerous players in the league.

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In Game 4 of the series, with Dallas on the verge of elimination, Doncic turned in one of the best defensive performances of his career, allowing his opponents to make just two of 11 shots under his command after three games in which he was the main defender against them. Star opponents such as Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, Luka finally accepted the role and proved that he is an above-average defender. Another issue is stability in this aspect, where the Slovenian has certain problems. “I think the most important thing is to show that we believe. We showed it in the fourth game. “If we didn’t believe in ourselves, we probably wouldn’t have won this match, it’s easy to talk about it, but proving it is another matter,” said the Slovenian.

Boston is the best team throughout the 2023-2024 season, winning 64 regular season games and having few problems in the Eastern Conference playoffs. They dispatched Miami and Cleveland in five games in the first two rounds before beating Indiana 4-0 in the conference finals. However, the Dallas Mavericks were seen as a serious test for Boston thanks to the duo of Doncic and Irving.

Luka Doncic (center), NBA Finals – 2024

Photo: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Celtics are confident in their abilities and want to finish the series at home in Game 5. Most fans would probably sign up for such a scenario before tomorrow. With Boston entering the playoffs and NBA Finals as favorites, they have a lot of pressure on them. This team was close to winning a title for a sports city like Boston. A loss in Game 5 would cause a lot of nervousness heading into Game 6 in Dallas. Now Doncic and his team must focus on winning Game 5.

Luka Doncic is not worried about the next meeting. He expressed his desire to play regardless of the circumstances surrounding the injury. There have been times when his participation has been in doubt, but the Mavericks star has no intention of missing any playoff games if possible. Doncic made it clear that he has faith in the Mavericks’ ability to win the series. Luka continues to trust the team.

Despite the Mavericks’ recent victory, Celtics legend and Hall of Famer Bob Cousy doesn’t believe Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving can handle Boston’s defense. “Doncic is an incredible talent,” Cousy said. “He looks like a truck driver and plays like Michael Jordan. He’s amazing.” Luka Doncic unexpectedly leads all players in the finals in terms of plus-minus. While this metric is not a reliable indicator for evaluating a basketball player’s performance, it is impressive in this case that Doncic leads the team in this metric despite going 1-3 in the series.

Luka Doncic’s stats for the 2024 NBA playoffs

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Kyrie Irving highlighted Luka Doncic’s performance in Game 4: “I think he made some people eat their words.” Luka reached 1,500 career playoff points in 49 games. Only Michael Jordan (43), Elgin Baylor (45) and Wilt Chamberlain (45) have reached this milestone faster. Luka also became the third-youngest player to score more than 25 points in the first half of a finals game. The only players to do this at a younger age were Kyrie Irving in 2017 and Hakeem Olajuwon in 1986.

In shutout games, Doncic has the highest points per game average in NBA history with 34.1. Tomorrow’s game will be decisive for Dallas. Luka Doncic and his team are on the brink of elimination from the final series. However, the faith and determination of the Slovenian basketball player will be key factors in the fight to reach the final. Regardless of the outcome, Doncic left a significant mark on this playoff race.

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