It’s not easy to watch games when your team is out. Even harder when they are out for the first time in twenty-two years. That’s the first in the lifetime of many Spurs fans.
When teams don’t matter and games can just be games, the greatness of any given player begins to to take shape.
Right now that shape is in the form of Luka Doncic.
Doncic is averaging just under 30 points per game in the Maverick’s series against the Los Angeles Clippers. But scores are just the tip of the iceberg.
The Mavs have taken two games during the series, nothing more serious than last Sunday’s buzzer-beating win in overtime while they were playing without Kristaps Porzingis, who is out for the remainder of the series.
But great players find a way, and in his second season Luka Doncic is showing that not only that he is a great player, but he is the future of greatness. And make no mistake, being the first player in NBA history with the stat line of with 43 points, 17 rebounds, and 13 assists may set the bar high, but who wants to be the first one to count him out?
Unfortunately, Doncic has not been 100% throughout the series with ankle trouble, so Game 6 tonight will be tough. Do or die, no Porzingis, and working through pain. With the addition of questionable ethics from Marcus Morris (think Zaza Pachulia vs. Kawhi Leonard), this game will inevitably be the biggest of his fledgling career.
Here’s wishing the best player for years to come another historical game to keep the Clippers honest and on their toes.
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