A great Luka Doncic leads Dallas to the final

A great Luka Doncic leads Dallas to the final
A great Luka Doncic leads Dallas to the final

Led by Luka Doncic, Dallas validated its advantage at home by eliminating Oklahoma City four sets to two on Saturday at the end of the sixth game of its Western Conference semi-final (117-116), qualifying for the final.

The Slovenian signed a triple-double with 29 points, ten rebounds and ten assists to allow the Mavericks to reach the last step in the West, as in 2022.

The start of the meeting was to the advantage of the men of Mark Daigneault, elected coach of the year. Thirty points scored in the first quarter, good orderly defense and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander solid at mid-distance… An effective cocktail against Dallas.

A dynamic that gave the Thunder up to 11 points ahead at the start of the second quarter. But the gap was squandered in a few possessions, when Dallas adjusted the sights from afar and took the advantage in the middle of the quarter, by two small units.

“This team is huge, the players never complain, they work hard,” Luka Doncic told ESPN, who will find for a place in the grand final the Nuggets of regular season MVP Nikola Jokic or the leaping Timberwolves Anthony Edwards.

The young Oklahoma City team ends its adventure with a cruel defeat, beaten by experience.

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