Sports newsroom, March 4 (EFE).- The Slovenian Luka Doncić arrives at the ‘NBA Saturdays’ as the best player of February in the Western Conference in a month in which he has recovered the stellar level that was expected of him, and his next goal is the Sacramento Kings (24-41) from Lithuanian Domantas Saboniswho visit the Dallas Mavericks (38-25) this Saturday at 23:00 CET, -1 GMT.
This initiative of the North American basketball league, which also includes the ‘NBA Sundays’, consists of broadcasting games in prime time in Europe to get closer to fans of the Old Continent. 48 games are scheduled for this season
Doncic is back. Actually, he never left, but he went down a step from the stratospheric level that he used to every night and, being one of the best players in the NBA, the earthly step was little to see him. He acknowledged that he lost weight and is finishing the regular season at the MVP level, although he is already late to join this race.
He was named Player of the Month for February in the West, being the first player to average 30 points 10 rebounds and 8 assists with 40% shooting from 3-point range in a month since 1980, and melted the Warriors surpassing these averages: 41p, 10r and 9a. And the night before he won the duel against Lebron Jameslooking for him for one on one in the final minutes of the game.
A level that is reflected in the results of the team. The Mavericks have won eight of their last ten games and the departure of Kristaps Porzingis seems to have suited them on the last day of the market in a transfer in which David Bertans arrived and a Spencer Dinwiddie who has recovered his best level alongside Doncic.
This streak, supported by the fact that during this period they have been the best attack in the entire NBA, has made the Dallas franchise in the fight to start the playoffs with home court factor, since they are fifth only two games away from Utah Jazzfourth classified.
And in the ‘NBA Saturdays’ they will face some Kings who surprised by getting rid of the young promise Tyrese Haliburtonbut they saw it as necessary to be able to get hold of Domantas Sabonis, a player who was on their target list.
The Lithuanian, with a past in the ACB, continues to perform and arrives after making 12 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists against the spurs, but those from Sacramento are still far from getting into the fight for a ‘play-in’ that they have three and a half games left. If they fail to qualify for the tournament prior to the ‘playoffs’ they would certify their 16th season in a row without getting into the playoffs for the title.
The game that will be played at the American Airlines Center in Dallas (Texas) will start at 11:00 p.m. CET and can be seen live through the NBA League Pass platform, where you can follow all the games of the season.
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