Dallas will lose the early control they comprehended in the NBA Playoff series with the Clippers if Mavericks gamers do not step up to assist Luka Doncic.
Mavericks safeguard Luka Doncic. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports).
They might have entered into the playoffs as a No. 5 seed breaking a No. 4, however the Mavericks were still sizeable underdogs versus the Clippers.
An underestimation on Los Angeles part was quickly punished as Dallas took a 2-0 series lead.
Now its 2-1 and the Clippers are wanting to make a push. The Mavericks will just weather it if role gamers do more to help Luka Doncic.
The undisputed star of the group, Doncic has actually led the Mavericks in points, rebounds and helps in all three games. The first category is a given, but thats a lot to place on one gamer.
A series victory will depend upon the entire, not the person.
Mavericks players who require to step up to assist Luka Doncic.
Finney-Smith had a substantial Game 1 for Dallas with 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting while going 4-of-5 from beyond the arc. With that type of production, the Mavericks had no trouble walloping the Clippers.
Since then, the power forward has hit 4-of-16 shots, going 1-of-7 from three-point distance in Game 2 and 3 combined. It wasnt a huge problem in the previous because other gamers suffered, but it definitely contributed to Dallas troubles in the latter.
Since Finney-Smith exchanged words with the Clippers after the Mavericks Game 3 loss, be much better ready to cash any of the checks his mouth was composing.