Between the LA Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks, it’s been a very unusual series as the home team is yet to win a game. But Dallas, once again, stole Game 5 in LA on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead. Game 6 is set this Friday and statistically speaking, the team that wins Game 5 goes on to win the series over 82 percent of the time.
But the main story that’s surfacing is Luka Doncic’s heroics and how incredible he was in last night’s game. He finished with 42 points, 14 assists, and eight rebounds.
In what might be one of the most absurd statistical individual Playoff performances in a long time, Luka made or assisted on 31 of the Mavs’ 37 field goals, accounting for 83.8% of Dallas’ buckets, the highest percentage ever in a Playoff game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
This performance isn’t a one-off thing for him either. He continuously backs it up in the postseason. As Nick Wright commented on his Twitter, Luka now has four career 40 point Playoff games. That’s the same as: Melo, Duncan, Dame, Kawhi, and Karl Malone had in their careers. It’s more than Kyrie, Pierce, AD, Ewing, Moses, Giannis, and Isiah have in their careers.
He’s only 22 years old and has played 11 career Playoff games.
Catch you Monday.