Doncic after losing to Clippers: “You can’t win every game”

Los Angeles (USA), May 29 (EFE) .- Luka Doncic once again gave a major basketball recital but the Dallas Mavericks fell to the Los Angeles Clippers (108-118), a defeat that the Slovenian asked to put aside to focus on the next match in this series that they dominate 2-1.

“You can’t win every game, right?” The point guard ironically said at the post-match press conference.

Doncic stroked the triple-double with 44 points (15 of 28 shooting, 7 of 13 3-pointers), 9 rebounds and 9 assists.

But up front he ran into the best version of the Clippers stars: Kawhi Leonard had 36 points (13 of 17 shooting) and 8 rebounds while Paul George had 29 points (11 of 18) and 7 rebounds.

In this sense, Doncic asked “to forget this game and think about the next one”, which will also be played on Sunday in Dallas (USA).

During much of the meeting, the Slovenian was seen with discomfort in the part between the neck and the shoulder, but after the crash he said that it was only a puncture.

“I think it will improve,” he said.


Kristaps Porzingis didn’t have a great night to escort Doncic and only got 9 points (3 of 10 shooting), 3 rebounds and 4 assists.

However, the Latvian pivot highlighted after the game the “incredible” atmosphere that was experienced at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, where 17,705 people attended the stadium in an image that reminded the atmosphere of the playoff before the pandemic.

“I was a bit surprised when we entered to warm up. There was a noise that I think I had not heard in my life,” he said.

“I did not know if they had put it on the speakers of the pavilion to make it sound more because the truth is that it was very loud. And throughout the game as well. Any play, any stop in defense, everyone stood up and applauded. The truth is that the support here in the playoffs is spectacular, “he added.

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