Game 2 of the Western Conference finals is currently underway, and plenty of basketball fans are tuned in. This means that every extracurricular activity during the game will be talked about, and the latest example of this just happened during the second quarter. As Luka Doncic was bringing the ball up the floor, Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert committed a take foul to stop the Mavericks star from gaining momentum. Upon closer inspection, however, Gobert appeared to have struck Doncic's stomach with a closed fist.

Doncic himself was upset, confronting the Minnesota center after the whistle was blown. And as expected, the Mavericks fandom wasn't happy as well. Gobert's foul drew plenty of ire from Doncic's supporters, and the reactions on X said it all.

No matter what one thinks of Gobert's foul, it's safe to say that tensions are high right now because of the playoff atmosphere. After all, a Western Conference Finals wouldn't be what it is without its fair share of physical play. Both teams are fighting for survival, and the entire series is expected to be a slugfest.

Right now, the Timberwolves are holding on to the lead, with multiple players contributing on their end. As for the Mavericks, Doncic is piling up the points, but his supporting cast seems to be quiet so far. Nevertheless, the game isn't finished yet, and anything can happen. Who knows? Someone else in Dallas might just get going in the second half.

The Mavericks are looking to steal another game after winning the series opener in a thrilling clash days ago. Back in Game 1, both Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving reached the 30-point mark, and the team held Anthony Edwards to 19 points on 6-of-16 shooting. Furthermore, their frontline contributed as well. PJ Washington and Daniel Gafford finished with double digits and grabbed their fair share of rebounds.

It's been quite a climb this postseason for Dallas. Following a six-game series with the Los Angeles Clippers in Round 1, the Mavericks had to overcome the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in seven games. They're now three wins away from appearing in the NBA finals, something the franchise hasn't experienced since 2011.