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Doncic failed to save the Mavericks in the NBA play-off

Young star Luka Doncic shined in the NBA play-off first round series, but the Dallas Mavericks still lost to the Los Angeles Clippers with a 2-4 aggregate score.

Mavericks – Clippers are the most intense matchups

In the series of seven wins four matches, almost every match played by players from both teams is not good. Game 6 on August 31 is no exception. Luka Doncic (no.77), while in the basket, was deliberately fouled by Marcus Morris from behind.

Luka Doncic is among NBA players with great height and scoring ability. He is not a hot-tempered player, but this time the 21-year-old Slovenian defender could not control. A fight could have happened, if neither the players nor the coaching staff were discouraged.

Morris was disqualified for a level 2 foul

This was the second consecutive match, the Clippers’ player defeated Doncic. In game 5, he deliberately stepped on the painful leg of the Mavericks star.

Luka Doncic shined in the NBA play-off first round series

In game 6, Doncic still proved the leading role of the Mavericks, with 38 points, 9 assists and 9 rebounds, a 53.6% successful finish rate. But in terms of force, Dallas representative inferior to the Clippers.

In the series, Doncic averaged 31 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game. The memorable highlight is the shine in game 4 with 43 points, including the three-point buzzer-beater that helped the Mavericks win 135-133 after extra time, equalizing the total score 2-2. Doncic triple-doubles in two consecutive NBA play-offs, becoming the third player in history to have over 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in a play-off match.

Before coming to the NBA, Doncic played for the Real Madrid first team from 2015-2018. The player born in 1999 is the youngest person to wear Real at the Spanish professional basketball tournament. He was later elected to the best squad of the past decade of the tournament.

In 2018, he was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the third round of the NBA rookie selection. The Dallas Mavericks then traded Trae Young for the Doncic. The two young talents both progressed and appeared in NBA All-Star in the second season, but Doncic was a bit better.

Doncic is compared by many coaches and experts at the NBA to LeBron James, who has the most comprehensive playstyle and mindset in the tournament. Even Doncic is also coach Doc Rivers (LA Clippers) like the sum of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, James Harden, Larry Bird and LeBron James.

No team left the NBA play-off, some NBA player went on strike

After the meeting of the American professional basketball players on August 27, all voted to continue playing the play-off round.

The players agree to play on the condition that the Organizing Committee must come up with a new plan to speak out against social injustice. The NBA player also held police accountable for their wrongdoing and called on US citizens to vote for President in November.

NBA coaches and athletes are outraged by the police firing seven shots in the back of black Jacob Blake, in front of the victim’s three children. Blake survived the shooting but was paralyzed with the lower half of the body and had difficulty walking normally as before.

On the morning of August 27, Milwaukee Bucks started the strike when he was not playing against Orlando Magic. After that, the NBA had to postpone two more games and hold an emergency meeting to come up with a resolution. The Bucks’ decision led to a halt to other professional sports tournaments in the US such as women’s basketball, baseball, rugby and tennis all at once.

Some NBA players went on strike

The three NBA play-offs in the morning of August 27 were postponed because the players refused to play, protesting the shooting with black man Jacob Blake.

The matches of Milwaukee Bucks – Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets – Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers – Portland Trail Blazers could not go as planned because the players boycotted. They protested against the police shooting seven bullets at black Jacob Blake in front of the victim’s three children.

The Milwaukee Bucks player arrives at the changing room but does not play

According to ESPN, many players even want to talk about ending the season early. In the short term, they consider going on strike for one more day, not entering the field on August 28.

The organizers of the American professional basketball tournament must meet urgently with the owners of the NBA teams to work out a solution to the situation. According to The Athletic, only the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers voted out for the remainder of the season. The representatives of the two teams immediately left the meeting after commenting.

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