DALLAS — Superstar, moments after his They were on the verge of being eliminated in the Western Conference finals. However, they viewed the situation with a long-term perspective.
In Sunday's 109-100% loss to the Toronto Raptors, Doncic scored a game high 40 pointsThe Mavs attempted to stage a fourth-quarter comeback, but it failed. However, Doncic was the game's worst player, scoring 19 points against Dallas in his 40 minutes of play. Meanwhile, the Warriors continue to be successful targeting Doncic on the defensive side.
Doncic's team is currently 2-6 when Doncic scores 40+ points in playoff games in his career. He accepted responsibility for the loss that put them in danger of losing in the conference finals.
Doncic stated that she is still learning. She also had 11 points, three assists, and two blocks. “I feel like I was very poor in the first two quarters. I'm sorry. But I'm still learning. After this season, regardless of where we are at the moment, I believe we will look back and learn many things.
“It's my first appearance in the conference finals of the NBA. I'm 23, man. I still have a lot to learn.”
Doncic became just the sixth player in NBA history to lose both games while recording consecutive 40-point playoff games, according to ESPN Stats & Information, joining some exclusive company:, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan .
Doncic wished it didn't. He didn't want to be part of the Golden State legend.According to Elias Sports Bureau they were the only ones to lose in four consecutive 40-plus point playoff performances.
This series has seen a Dallas team surpass expectations, but they have been outplayed so far by a Warriors team with champion experience.
Doncic stated that “Nobody expected us to be here” in conference finals. Doncic is averaging 34.0 ppg, 7.7 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. “I think that the Warriors are playing amazing. Everyone is aware of their role. Everyone stays together. They are a well-established team. They have been together for a while, and I believe they are playing great basketball. That's why I think it's going to be very difficult. It's been difficult these three games.”
Jason Kidd, a Mavericks first-year coach, focused also on the experience Dallas gets from playing against a team that includes likely future Hall of Famers., .
Kidd stated that “This is just part of the journey.” “I knew you guys had us winning before the season even started. If you don't get that, it's a joke. But this is much more than one game or one series. This is huge for our franchise as we were not invited by any of you. These were the guys who were supposed to go on vacation.
“So it's cool that we go through this, but we're going against — they can be called a dynasty. … They have three great players, all Hall-of-Famers. This isn’t the end. This is just the beginning.