Dallas Mavericks talisman Luka Doncic was on cloud nine after his team hammered Phoenix Suns in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals by 123-90. In fact, Mavericks had lost the first two matches of the series but bounced back stronger. Furthermore, they were down 3-2 but once again came back from behind to win the series by 4-3.
It was a dominating performance from the Mavericks in the final game of the series. Luka Doncic once again top-scored with 35 points for his team. In fact, at the half-time stage, Doncic’s individual score was almost equal to Phoenix Suns’ score.
Furthermore, the linchpin scored 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals in only 30 minutes as he brought his best to the court.
“You can’t take this smile out off my face right now. I am just really happy”.
“Honestly, I think we deserve this. We’ve been playing hard the whole series. Maybe a couple of games where we weren’t ourselves, but we came here with a statement in Game 7. We believed. Our locker room believed. Everybody believed. So I’m just happy.”
On the other hand, Spencer Dinwiddie was brilliant for the Mavs. He scored the career playoff-high 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting. Spencer lauded Doncic for his match-winning performance.
“He’s the type of guy who wants to throw the knockout punch,” said Mavs sixth man Spencer Dinwiddie. “So I give him credit for that. He’s never scared of the moment.”
Doncic hailed the collective effort of the team as they thoroughly dominated against the Suns from the word go.
“It’s not on me. It was the whole team today,” said Doncic. “Today was just incredible. I’ve never seen a performance on Game 7 like this. I can’t remember the last time that somebody went to the away game and did this, so I’m really proud of what we did today.”
Dallas Mavericks will next face Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals on Wednesday.