Sunday, February 5, 2023

Luka Doncic’s worst game of the season reflects the worst moment the Dallas Mavericks are experiencing: 4th loss in last 6 games

The joys in the regular season of the NBA are usually short-lived. if last thursday dallas mavericks Lakers celebrate overtime win in style at home, Texans mourn Saturday night Defeat at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers (136-119), a decline in which something abnormal can be observed, such as a very low performance of luka doncicWhich was far from his best version, more mundane than even the Californian’s. Another display of how limited the Mavs have been this season.

Slovenian didn’t have day And he practically did not have it from the very beginning of the game. It all started with a free kick, the great longstanding issue of the former Real Madrid player, who missed his first three attempts from the line. From that moment on, either due to accumulated fatigue (mental or physical) or lack of concentration, Doncic did not get into the rhythm of the game necessary to fight for victory. And this is nothing new as there seems to be a directly proportional relationship between a poor start from a free kick and a not so great match for the Balkans. An evil that had always been with him and which he had mitigated to a great extent so far in this campaign.

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Luka Doncic had his worst game of the season so far, both numerically and sensationally. ended with Slovenian 15 points and 36.8% success rate, being it Their lowest score since January 2022 against Oklahoma City Electricity, This statistic is striking if one takes into account that this is only the 15th time in his career that he has scored 15 points or less after playing at least 30 minutes. Even more so when compared to other members of his draft class such as Trae Young (30) or Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (40).

With this fall, the Mavs increase their bad momentum, which translates to 4 losses in the last 6 matches played, Only a few Lakers winning play-ins in overtime and a few Pelicans without Zion, McCollum and Ingram. Luca’s poor performance once again made it possible to verify Dallas’ zero bench depth, with only Reggie Bullock (24 points) and Spencer Dinwiddie (25) leading the way.

In that span of 6 games, Jason Kidd’s men have become the sixth worst attacker (109.8) and third worst defense (119.6), which means -9.8’s net ratingwhich only serves them to stay ahead Shear (-10,2) and Rocket (-14,4).

With less than a month to go before the NBA trade window ends, it’s clear the Mavs need to make changes. To what end and purpose remains to be seen, but Doncic needs more help. And as soon as possible.

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