Gregg Popovich thought the spurs would hold Luka Doncic Under 50 points… but the Slovenian star had other plans and scored 51, sealing a 126-125 win with another smart play at the free-throw line with 1.5 seconds remaining.
Luka Doncic IQ 200 player pic.twitter.com/fR8fX4vCKD
— Slightly biased 🥂 (@BiasedSlightly) January 1, 2023
NBA fans reacted to Popovich’s failure to guarantee on Twitter, while many others have declared Doncic the league’s MVP after his legendary performances in the past five games.
Luka Doncic is the first player in NBA history to record 225-plus points, 50-plus rebounds and 50-plus assists in five games. pic.twitter.com/VakUkzxYDb
— NBA History (@NBAHistory) January 1, 2023
Pop jokingly promised the Spurs would keep Mavs superstar Luka Doncic under 50 points tonight. I think what he meant was to keep Luca under 50 points in the first half. Luca scored his 22nd in the first quarter and scored all but 10 of his points against the Mavs. He also made one assist.
— Raul Dominguez Jr. (@Abrjsdad) January 1, 2023
If Michael Jordan were to hand over the MVP trophy to Luka Doncic at the end of the season, it would be an outrageous photo.
—Ishaan Bhattacharya (@IshaanBhatta) January 1, 2023