Doncic ironically after losing to the Clippers: “You can’t win every game, can you?”

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

“You can’t win every game, right?”, ironized the point guard in the press conference after the duel.

Doncic stroked the triple-double with 44 points (15 of 28 shooting, 7 of 13 triples), 9 rebounds and 9 assists. His bad percentages in the free kick (7 of 13) did provoke the usual exercise of self-criticism from the Slovenian.

“In particular, I have to work on free throws”, appreciated the 22-year-old star, who also analyzed how his team squandered a 19-point lead at the start. “We have taken some bad shots, We know that we relax a bit when we get up on the scoreboard, so we have to improve that”.

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

In this sense, Doncic asked “forget this game and think about the next one“, which will be played on Sunday also 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 get better”, he assured.


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 playoffs before the pandemic.

“I was a bit surprised when we went in to warm up. There was a noise that I think I hadn’t heard in my life.“, he pointed.

“I didn’t know if they had put it on the loudspeakers 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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