The Dallas Mavericks tied their first round series against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday afternoon thanks to a stepback game winning shoot by first time All-Star Luka Doncic over Reggie Jackson, as time expired.
After the game Doncic shared during his media session, that after he hit the shot.
“When I hit a shot and the whole team is running at me, that was one of the best feelings ever.”
“I can’t explain the emotions. As a player, it’s just something special.” — Luka on his game-winning shot.
ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins hopped on Instagram and shared that the Clippers and their owner Steve Ballmer might need to go to church. He also suggested that they might need a coming to Jesus meeting as well.
“Steve Ballmer, I know when you sign Kwahi [Leonard] and traded for Paul George, you had a pep rally. But right now, y’all need to go to church, and y’all need a coming to Jesus meeting,” said Perkins. “Can y’all tell PG [Paul George] the playoffs have started. Second of all, y’all were up 21, they had no [Kristaps] Porzingis tonight, and Luka [Doncic] oh my god Luka why did you do them like that?”
He wasn’t finished there.
“Man look I said the Clippers are all bark and no bite and Luka hopped over the fence and grabbed his ball, that was an understatement. Luka hopped over the fence and the dog started wagging his tail. Luka took the down home said this my pet! Clippers y’all better get it together. I’m not saying y’all going to lose this series, but hey, the Mavs think they got a chance. After that game winner, Luka said this my stuff… Carry on.”
At the end of the ABC broadcast on Sunday, former Warrior coach Mark Jackson shared that it was a shot that Doncic works on.
“What a performance by Luka [Doncic] and the Mavericks, said Jackson. “Mama there goes that man.”
Jackson broadcast partner Mike Breen shared that we are witnessing the next great star in the league in Doncic.
“We are witnessing the next great star in the NBA in his first playoff series,” said Breen.
Doncic finished the game with 43 points, 17 rebounds, and 13 assists as the Mavericks beat the Clippers 135-133. Game five of this best of seven series will be on Tuesday.